The official website for European football

Beckham suffers 'disappointing' return

Published: Wednesday 10 March 2010, 23.48CET
David Beckham reflected on a "disappointing night" after his return to Old Trafford with AC Milan ended in a 4-0 defeat by former club Manchester United FC which sent the Red Devils into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals 7-2 on aggregate. "It's a disappointing night because we lost the game but coming back here is always special, " said the midfielder. "I got an absolutely incredible reception from the United fans, and I have to say thank you." Beckham also lauded his England team-mate Wayne Rooney, who added to his two goals at San Siro with another double in the return. "He's such an exceptional talent, without doubt he's one of the best, if not the best, at the moment along with Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo."

UEFA.com features

Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
  • Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
  • All to play for: Best of the round of 16 first legs
  • Snap shot: Liverpool's Istanbul heroes
  • Lopetegui on Porto's Basel visit
  • Maxwell on Paris-Chelsea and Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Benatia, Bernat talk Shakhtar and life at Bayern
  • Courtois on Chelsea, Mourinho, Atlético, Čech
  • Streller targets Porto, Basel seek history
  • Snap shot: Juve snatch last-eight spot from Werder
  • The rise of Chelsea and Belgium's Eden Hazard
1 of 10
 
Published: Wednesday 10 March 2010, 23.48CET

Beckham suffers 'disappointing' return

David Beckham reflected on a "disappointing night" after his return to Old Trafford with AC Milan ended in a 4-0 defeat by former club Manchester United FC which sent the Red Devils into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals 7-2 on aggregate. "It's a disappointing night because we lost the game but coming back here is always special, " said the midfielder. "I got an absolutely incredible reception from the United fans, and I have to say thank you." Beckham also lauded his England team-mate Wayne Rooney, who added to his two goals at San Siro with another double in the return. "He's such an exceptional talent, without doubt he's one of the best, if not the best, at the moment along with Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo."
Last updated: 10/03/10 23.12CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1460715.html#beckham+suffers+disappointing+return

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.