Beckham inspired by old Manchester United team-mates

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David Beckham believes he still has plenty to offer French football, and is being inspired to prolong his career with Paris Saint-Germain by former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

The former England captain, now 37, joined the Ligue 1 leaders on January transfer deadline day, signing a short-term five-month deal until the end of the season.

His arrival at Parc des Princes has been described by critics as nothing more than a media stunt, with the midfielder having already announced plans to donate his entire salary to a Parisian children's charity.

However, Beckham hit back at suggestions, saying that he is as fit as he has ever been, and still possesses the hunger and determination for success.

"I feel great, physically, I've always said, as long as I can continue to play the game at the highest level then I will continue to play," he told French broadcaster beIN Sport.

"I never expected, when I was 30 years old, to still be getting the offers that I'm getting at 37 years old.

"Motivation never changes. I think once you have that motivation in you, it continues throughout your whole life."

Carlo Ancelotti has already hinted that Beckham could be in line for his PSG debut against Sochaux on February 17, with the global sports star eager to emulate former Old Trafford team-mates Giggs and Scholes, by continuing to deliver on the biggest stage.

"I look at players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, playing at Manchester United, still at the highest level - they don't play every game but when they do play they are big influences in the game, so I'm looking to do that.

"I'm looking to continue to be successful. And like I said, what keeps me going, I have four children at home, three boys and a little girl, so my energy comes from them."

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