LA Galaxy star David Beckham has laughed off his England rivalry with Blackburn Rovers winger David Bentley.

"He makes me laugh, he's got great banter. He's a London lad, quite cocky with it," Beckham told The Times. "Every time he's spoken about me, he's been very complimentary and I have thanked him for that. I don't see it as a rivalry.

"If he's playing, I support him. I've been around a while, I've got the experience and I will happily pass that on."