Man Utd boss Ferguson: Marriage changed Beckham
"He was never a problem until he got married. He used to go into work with the academy coaches at night time, he was a fantastic young lad," he is quoted by the Independent on Sunday.
"Getting married into that entertainment scene was a difficult thing - from that moment his life was never going to be the same. He is such a big celebrity, football is only a small part. The big part is his persona."