Manchester United legend David Beckham says he only wants to be selected for Team GB on merit.

LA Galaxy midfielder Beckham said today that he wants to compete at the Olympics on merit and nothing else.

Suggestions that he would get a place in the Team GB football squad because of glamour, newspaper sales or because he is a bigger commercial hitter is "a bit disrespectful", he said.

"Any time I have been asked about shirt sales and filling stadiums, I've never said it is disrespectful but it's the kind of question I have felt is," he said.