Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson: Give Beckham 100th cap

Capello can't deny England's hero a century, says Sir Alex

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed David Beckham to win his 100th England cap and claimed it would be unfair to deny his former Manchester United star the historic milestone.

Fergie fell out with Beckham in an acrimonious bust-up which led to the former England skipper's £25million departure from United to Real Madrid in 2003.

Despite their differences, United boss Fergie believes Beckham deserves to make it a century of caps in Fabio Capello's first game in charge against Switzerland at Wembley on February 6.

"I think David will get his 100th England cap," said Fergie.

"In fact, I don't think there's any doubt about that. To deny him his 100th cap would not be right and I think Capello has made up his mind about that."

Becks, 32, who is now playing in the US for LA Galaxy, will join an illustrious list of England centurions which includes Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton and Billy Wright if he features at Wembley.

Capello has not yet confirmed whether he will stick with Chelsea's John Terry as captain.

Rio Ferdinand, who has led United on several occasions this seasons, has emerged as a contender if Capello decides to appoint a new skipper. And Fergie claimed Ferdinand has the maturity and experience to handle the responsibility of leading his country. "Rio has captained us a few times and I think experience is important in that role," said the Old Trafford boss.

"In that respect, Rio has more than 60 caps. Terry has the position, so I don't think Rio will be looking at it as the be-all and endall.

If it happens, I think he will be happy. He would not have captained my side if he wasn't capable of captaining England."

United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to make his long-awaited comeback in Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Tottenham following a three-month injury lay-off.

"I'm really confident now that Scholes is coming back, because he brings a bit of class at important times in games," added Fergie.

"Even at 33, I regard Scholes as highly as I did when he was 23."

Source: The Mirror

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1 Comments:

At 7:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Beckham. If you are so concerned with the people of Sierra Leona: why don´t you give them your money, and give up pretending to be a hero just in order to make publicity for yourself?

 

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