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Rooney pays tribute to David Beckham on retirement

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Rooney & Beckham playing for England (©GettyImages)
Rooney & Beckham playing for England (©GettyImages).

Wayne Rooney has paid tribute to retiring Paris St Germain star David Beckham after the latter revealed he's calling time on his playing career.

The Manchester United forward wished the former-England captain good luck for the future after Beckham announced his decision to retire from playing early on Thursday afternoon.

The PSG midfielder reportedly turned down a new deal at the club, calling it the 'right time to finish his career' after two decades of playing at the highest level.

And Rooney, who played alongside Beckham for England, hailed the 38-year-old's incredible career.

Speaking to his official Facebook page, Rooney said: "Just heard that David Beckham has retired.

"What a career, but most of all what a great person. Good luck for the future Becks!"

Beckham moved to the French club mid-way through the season, and helped Carlo Ancelotti's side to a first Ligue 1 title in 19 years.

After making his Manchester United debut in 1992, Beckham won six Premier League titles at Old Trafford, scoring 62 goals in 265 league appearances.

He was also a key member of the historic 1999 treble-winning team that won the league, FA Cup and Champions League in one memorable season.

Beckham was named England captain under caretaker manager Peter Taylor, before Sven Goran Eriksson retained him as skipper.

And the former-United and Real Madrid star went on to become England's all-time record appearance maker for an outfield player with 115 caps.

Rooney played alongside Beckham at Euro 2004 and at the World Cup in Germany in 2006, as well as in countless qualifiers.

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