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David Beckham tells great story of how Sir Bobby Charlton got him Man United move

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There's no doubt that David Beckham is one of the biggest names to ever play for Manchester United.

Whether you regard him as a legend on the pitch or not - and you should - Becks' celebrity status made him a household name everywhere and he still is to this day.

At 42-years-old, the former England captain has been retired from the game for around four years now but he still takes a keen interest in what's going on.

Beckham racked up six Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford on top of two FA Cup and one Champions League victory and there has never been a better set-piece taker to grace the Theatre of Dreams.

However, as legendary as Beckham may be, Sir Bobby Charlton is in another bracket of legendary.

Charlton scored 249 goals for the Red Devils en route to three top-flight titles and one European Cup success and he also scored 49 goals for England, leading them to lift their only World Cup ever back in 1966.

Speaking on the BBC documentary 'Sir Bobby Charlton at 80', Beckham revealed how if it wasn't for Charlton, he never would have signed for United.

"That's how my career started at Manchester United. I went to [the Bobby Charlton soccer school] at 10 years old and went back there the year after and ended up winning the competition.


"That was when Sir Bobby contacted Manchester United and said ‘maybe you should have a look out for this young kid’.

"So I owe everything to Sir Bobby because, if not, maybe I wouldn’t have had the chance of living my dream of playing for the club that I’d supported for so many years and the club my Dad supported.

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He added: "He has always been about being successful, but even more so about helping other people. That’s what’s so special about him - he’s respected on the field, but even more so off the field."

Beckham was born and raised in London, so his path to Manchester was never going to be a conventional one. Still, a cool story none the less.

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