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No Premiership Return for Becks
The Guardian, September 18th, 2006 4:26PM

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David Beckham says it's more likely he'll play for England again than with another club in the Premiership, which is the same thing as saying he will almost certainly never play professionally in England again. "United are the club I support and, hand on heart -- I couldn't see myself playing in any other shirt," the Real Madrid midfielder said. It's interesting to hear this from a player who has frequently been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Newcastle since leaving Manchester United in 2003, but Beckham's assertions come at a time when many feel he's past his best, and will soon think of retiring altogether. "I don't think I'll ever return to the Premiership," he said during a promotional visit to London. "I played for Manchester United for many years. I don't think I could ever put another shirt on in England and play against Manchester United in the Premiership." Earlier this weekend, Beckham said he wouldn't bet on himself ever playing for England again, either. Not because he doesn't want to, he clearly does, but because Steve McClaren's decision to drop him seemed definitive to him at the time. Read the original story...


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