David Beckham has named his six current favourite players, with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney among them.
The retired winger confesses he also enjoys watching Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, plus Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar.
His other two picks were a little more surprising: Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and his former Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marco Verratti.
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"Apart from the normal suspects, you know, I'm going to have to say Leo [Messi] and Cristiano [Ronaldo]," Beckham said while opening a new adidas store at the Mall of the Emirates, according to ESPN.
"I think [Alvaro] Morata is an exciting player and [Marco] Verratti for PSG. I played with him, he's such a great, talented player. And, of course, Neymar.
"I think there are so many great players out there, but to pick a few, I'd have to say them.
"On the England side, I think I'd have to say Wazza [Rooney]. Wayne is playing so well for United and he's had a good start to the season so we'll see."
Beckham a little kind on Rooney
Beckham was arguably a little generous to Rooney, although the United skipper has scored five goals in nine appearances for the Red Devils this season.
Only one of those five goals, however, has been scored in the Premier League.
Beckham is probably the most media-savvy ex-footballer on the planet, so was never going to cause too much outrage with his list of favourite players.
Had he chosen between Ronaldo and Messi it would have been a big surprise - although the fact he remains a Manchester United fan means he probably secretly favours the former.
Last week, Beckham hit the headlines after admitting Sir Alex Ferguson was right to leave him out of his list of world-class players.
But how many of Beckham’s favourite players can be described as world-class? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!
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