England superstar David Beckham is poised to face his old club when Manchester United take on the American MLS All Stars side in their pre season tour this summer.
It will be the second year that United play the MLS All Stars, with The Red Devils winning 5-2 in their first meeting. Beckham was injured with an archilles problem, and did not take part in the friendly.
Manchester United are the only British side to beat the All Stars, with Chelsea, Fulham, Celtic and West Ham all going down to the American domestic football players. Beckham’s place in the side will be all important in securing victory over the Barclays Premier League leaders.
Beckham has always had a high amount of respect for Manchester United, where he began his career and became a star. At the end of last year Beckham all but closed the door on playing for an English side if it wasn’t at Old Trafford.
'[The Barclays Premier League] is one of the most competitive leagues in the world and maybe one day I'll come back and play here, but I've always said it will only be for Manchester United,” he told reporters.
When Beckham faced United in the Champions League for AC Milan at the beginning of last year, he described the experience as ‘very difficult’.
The midfielder would even refuse to celebrate scoring a goal against Manchester United out of respect.
"I wouldn't celebrate if I scored. It would take me a split second to compose myself and remind myself I couldn't celebrate because when you score a goal, it's a rush and it's an instinct to celebrate,” Beckham told reporters as the time.
“But if it happened at Old Trafford, I would curb that instinct."
It will no doubt be another emotional experience for Beckham if he faces his old side in his adopted country.
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