Jean-Pierre Meerseeman, top medic to Milanâ€™s players, said: â€śBeckham could go on for another five or six years.
â€śHis cardiovascular readings are very good. His basic fitness is excellent. All he needs to do now is to alter his training programme slightly.â€ť
If Meerseeman has his way, Goldenballs could even become Oldenballs by playing right up to the 2014 World Cup.
Meerseemanâ€™s methods helped Alessandro Costacurta play until he was 41. Paolo Maldini is still playing at 40.
The doctor explained: â€śWe test and re-test our players in every aspect of body and mind.
â€śDavid is behind the others right now in terms of match fitness. It will take 15-20 days to reach the required level.â€ť