England boss Steve McClaren MISSED David Beckham's friendly outing for LA Galaxy, it has been revealed.

The Sun says McClaren ignored Saturday's Arsenal v Manchester United clash and instead flew 6,000 miles to LA, where Beckham was playing a team of Hollywood actors.

But the England midfielder revealed: "Steve McClaren was not here but I saw him on Saturday."

The Mickey Mouse three-day trip to check on ex-skipper Becks' fitness was paid for by the FA with the backing of chief Brian Barwick.

Beckham, 32, added: "I can't put myself up for England selection if I am not 100 per cent fit, or at least 90 or 95 per cent and I wouldn't do that. But after the Hollywood United game I felt great."