England Under 21 manager Pearce - who has been unveiled as the boss of the mens side for London 2012 - insists Manchester United and Real Madrid icon Beckham must prove why he is worth a place in the line-up. .
He warned he will only select players "on form and fitness".
Pressed for an opinion on Beckham, Pearce added: "I've no idea. I've not seem him play recently - he's a bit old for the Under 21s."