David Beckham insists he never pushed to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid.

Beckham left United ten years ago.

"It wasn't my choice. At the time, it was difficult to take. The fact that I had to leave Manchester United and find another club was obviously upsetting at the time," he told BBC Sport.

"But the fact that I was able to go to a club that was as big as Manchester United, like Real Madrid, was very lucky. I am very proud of that. Not many players have been lucky enough over the years to leave Manchester United, be successful and go on to play for a club like Real Madrid. It was difficult, but there is always a silver lining."

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