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David Beckham Names Best Player He Has Ever Played With, Manchester United Players Snubbed

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David Beckham Names Best Player He Has Ever Played With, Manchester United Players Snubbed

Former England star David Beckham has ignored all of his Manchester United colleagues when he was asked to name the best player he has ever played with. 

Beckham played for some of the biggest clubs in the world during a stellar career of 21 years that came to an end in 2013. 

His career started at United, he then made the move to Spain to join Real Madrid, before spells at AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint Germain. Beckham also earned 115 caps for the England national team and was captain of his country for six years.

As a result, the midfielder has shared the pitch with some of the best players the world has ever seen. Kaka, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are just a few names on the impressive list that Beckham has played with. 

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During the latest episode of Gary Neville’s The Overlap, Beckham was quizzed by his former United team mate to pick just one player out as the best player he has played with. A tough decision for sure.

Beckham said: “The best player I've ever played with, apart from you, Zidane.” 

Zidane is regarded as one of the finest players that has ever graced a football field, the France legend played alongside Beckham for three years at Real Madrid, they won the Supercopa de Espana during their time together at the Bernabeu. 

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Zidane retired a year before Beckham left Madrid for Los Angeles. 

David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane in action for Real Madrid. Image Credit: Alamy
David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane in action for Real Madrid. Image Credit: Alamy

In 2020, Beckham showed his love for Zidane in an emotional Instagram post, paying tribute to the France legend in the caption.

He said: “Very very lucky to have played against Zizou but one of the biggest moments in my career is lining up with him as a team mate.. This moment in his last game 14 years ago today wasn’t just emotional for him and us but the whole world .. Merci my friend.” 

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Frenchman Zidane enjoyed a fruitful career that earned him a place in football folklore, after winning the World Cup, Champions League, La Liga and Serie A in 18 spectacular years. 

His career did end on a sour note as his last match was the 2006 World Cup final, he was sent off for headbutting Italy defender Marco Materazzi, France ended up losing on penalties. 

By naming Zidane as the best player he has played with, Beckham subsequently snubbed all of his former United team mates, despite enjoying his most successful years at Old Trafford. He won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League during his time under Sir Alex Ferguson. 

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Beckham did however name United legend Sir Bobby Charlton as the player from the past he would have liked to play with. He said: “He was my dad's hero, it's why my middle name's Robert. So I'd loved to have played with Sir Bobby.” 

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/TheOverlap

Topics: David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Football, Gary Neville

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