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Day Sir Alex Ferguson made me cry – Beckham

Manchester United legend, David Beckham, has recalled the moment the club’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson made him cry at Old Trafford.

Beckham said he could not hold back his emotions when Ferguson handed him the iconic No. 7 jersey back in 1997.

According to him, he had to phone his dad first to break the news to him.

Speaking in a video on Manchester United’s official website, Beckham explained how emotional he felt when Ferguson told him he would be the Red Devils’ next No. 7.

The former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain star said: “I’d had probably one of the best seasons of my career in that No.10 shirt. The phone rings and it’s the boss. He said, ‘David, it’s the boss. We’re signing Teddy Sheringham and he’s going to have the No.10 shirt. See you pre-season.’”

“And that was it. I go into pre-season, the boss pulls me into the office and he said, ‘How are you feeling, David?’ I said, ‘Well, boss, I really loved the No.10.’ He said, ‘Yes, but you’re going to get the No.7’. I think I cried. My dad was the first one that I phoned when I got the No.7 shirt.”

Beckham added, “My dad was a Bobby Charlton fan; that is why my middle name is Robert. So my dad was a full-on, hardcore United fan. So the fact that I was then his son playing for Manchester United, wearing the No.7 shirt, I knew how important that was.”

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