David Beckham had many great Old Trafford moments during his Manchester United career, but none may have put as big a smile on his face as what happened in this afternoon’s Match for Children.
The former England captain, who was skippering the victorious Great Britain & Ireland team, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, was substituted for eldest son Brooklyn in the second half of the charity game.
Beckham hugged the 16-year-old and was given a standing ovation by the capacity crowd, who watched a Rest of the World team be beaten 3-1 courtesy of a Michael Owen brace and Paul Scholes header.
England’s most-capped outfield player ended up playing alongside Brooklyn for much of the last 10 minutes when he returned to the field after former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell got injured.
According to the Daily Mail, right-sided midfielder Brooklyn was released by the Gunners in February 2015. Will he ever follow in the footsteps of his father and play for the Red Devils for real?
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