LA Galaxy ace David Beckham is desperate for Manchester United to win tonight's Champions League final for good friend Paul Scholes.

"Obviously, I grew up with some of the players in the team," said Beckham. "Scholesy missed out on our success in 1999, so he is one player you are really pleased for and want to see win now.

"It will be an electric atmosphere and having two English teams in the final for the first time makes it extra special.

"There is an incredible team spirit which flows with the history of the club and the fans deserve things like this.

"Without a doubt I will be watching nervously.

"We have got a day off from training so I will be sat in front of the television and hopefully watching United win."