4 Jan 2010

Beckham reveals he'd like to have stayed at Manchester United

9:22 am on 4 January 2010

The high profile footballer , David Beckham says he wishes he had stayed with Manchester United for his entire career and not left in 2003 for Real Madrid.

Beckham will return to Old Trafford as a player for the first time when his club AC Milan play the second leg of the Champions League knockout-round tie against United on March 10.

The former England captain says he would have loved to have stayed at Manchester United for his whole career and never gone anywhere else -- but it was just not meant to be.

Beckham moved to Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 and has now started his second loan spell at Milan in a bid to win a place in England's World Cup squad this year.

The midfielder says he felt envious of his former team mates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, who came through the United youth ranks with Beckham and have stayed at the club.