David Beckham has revealed he would jump at the chance of returning to Manchester United, as sporting director.

The former England captain left the club for Real Madrid in 2003, and has since only made brief returns to Old Trafford in his club career, with AC Milan in 2010 and for Gary Neville's testimonial earlier this year.

But after Zinedine Zidane's appointment as sporting director at Real Madrid during the summer, Beckham has stated it's a role he would relish.

"I'd love to do that," he said.

"The best memory of my career came in 1999, no doubt, when Manchester United won the treble. In my opinion, no club can repeat that feat."

 

Beckham, spent 10 years at United after signing a professional contract in 1993, and after a quiet start, shot to stardom after scoring from the halfway line against Wimbledon in 1996.

However, as his profile in the game swelled, his relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson deteriorated, eventually leading to his departure to Real Madrid.

While his trophy laden spell at United led to him becoming one of the most decorated players in English football, his time at Madrid yielded just one major trophy, the La Liga title, in his final season in Spain.

His move to LA Galaxy appeared to signal that Beckham's influence was starting to waver, despite his intentions to still play for his country, ambitions which forced him into loan spells at AC Milan.

Beckham's contract in the MLS is set to expire later this year but could see his playing career extended for now, instead of being handed a role with United, given his tempestuous relationship with Ferguson.

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