Lifetime achiever will only join Manchester United

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David Beckham wants to play for a European club this winter in a bid to win back his England place, the midfielder has revealed.

Beckham has spent the last two winters on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy at AC Milan but accepts that move will not happen again - and he has ruled out all Premier League clubs apart from Manchester United.

The 35-year-old said: "I won't be going back to AC Milan this time because is not possible to go onto the roster for such a short length of time. But I will be going back somewhere as I want to keep myself fit and keep myself in with a chance of getting called up for England again. To do that, I have to be somewhere so fingers crossed I can sort something out."

Beckham, whose Major League Soccer season with the Galaxy does not begin again until March, has trained with Arsenal in the past to regain his fitness but he will resist offers to play for any other Premier League club apart from United, and he concedes the chances of that are remote.

He added: "I have always missed playing in the Premier League since I left it almost eight years ago.

"It is a great league and one of the most competitive in the world. Maybe one day I will come back here but I have always said that it will only be for Manchester United. I am not holding my breath on that one, but we will have to wait and see. But definitely not Preston (where he played on loan as a teenager) - it's too cold up there!"

Beckham has not played for England since suffering a torn Achilles tendon in March that kept him out of the World Cup, but he made a successful return for the Galaxy.

"My body feels great after my injury," Beckham said. "I always said I needed to get that back into order and keep my fitness and we will see."

Beckham was teary-eyed after receiving the BBC sports personality's lifetime achievement award and a standing ovation that lasted more than two minutes from the great and the good of British sport at the BBC awards on Sunday night - and he admitted to being dumbfounded at the depth of feeling towards him.

"That was one of the best reactions I have had from an audience and I have to thank them because it was incredible," he said. "I had to try to hold back the tears because I could see my wife getting emotional and my mum bawling as usual. My children were sat there, too, and it tipped me over the edge."

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