Sacrebleu! David Beckham’s shock move to PSG even left Manchester United boss in disbelief

By Dean Wilkins

David Beckham’s move to PSG was surprising enough to even outwit his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager admitted.

The 37-year-old Old Trafford hero cemented his place as the January transfer window big-money mover after completing his deal with the Ligue 1 giants.

After calling an end to his time with LA Galaxy towards the back end of last year, the ex-England captain was bombarded with offers across the globe.

But choosing to end his playing career as part of PSG’s £200million squad, and donating all his wages to a Paris children’s charity, left Fergie stunned.

“I didn’t think he’d sign for an English club,” Sir Alex told MUTV. “He’s always said he would never sign for an English club after his career with United and he was true to his word that way. 

“I must admit I didn’t see the PSG move coming though, I don’t think anyone did. I was surprised.”

After five-and-a-half years, Beckham helped LA Galaxy lift the MLS Cup in his final game, and is now set to join some of the game’s greats with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi and reuniting with former AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Beckham is England’s most-capped outfield player, having represented his country 115 times.

In his ten years with United he won the Premier League six times, as well as being a pivotal member of their 1999 treble-winning team.

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