Updated: Sunday, 24th March 2019 @ 6:39am

'Big influences': Beckham aims to emulate ex-Manchester United pals Giggs and Scholes' bit-part roles

'Big influences': Beckham aims to emulate ex-Manchester United pals Giggs and Scholes' bit-part roles

By Glen Keogh

David Beckham wants to follow the example set by former Manchester United team-mates Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs as he prepares for a bit-part role at Paris St Germain.

The 37-year-old moved to the Ligue 1 club on transfer deadline day last month, but has made it clear he still wants to be recognised for his performances on the pitch.

Having donating his five-month salary to a children’s charity in Paris, Beckham is widely recognised for his off-field influence, but the former England captain has ear-marked Giggs and Scholes as a template for his new challenge.

“I might be able to create good things that happen off the field but on the field is where I want to be successful.

“I want to be a champion and I want to win trophies,” he told Al-Jazeera and TalkSport.

“Players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Manchester United, they don't play every game but when they do play they are big influences in the game.

“So I am looking to do that to continue to be successful."

Beckham has not played competitively since he left Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the Major League Soccer season in December.

Despite a few days training with Arsenal, Beckham expects it will take time before he is ready to make his debut.

"I feel pretty good. It will take me a couple of weeks at least to get up to speed with the rest of the team but I think I have always kept myself pretty fit," he said.

"I have taken time off and trained with Arsenal for a couple of days and once I get in with the team I don't think it will take me long to get up to speed. But I want to get playing as soon as possible."

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