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Brooklyn Beckham Gets Manchester United Chance

  • Guardian, Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30 PM
Manchester United has invited Brooklyn Beckham, eldest son of David Beckham, for a practice session at the club’s Carrington training ground, with a view to measuring the 14-year-old’s ability and helping him to find the right environment for his development as a player. Both sides emphasized that it was not a trial, but rather more a chance for everyone to have a look at one another.

It is understood that Brooklyn wants to follow the footsteps of his father, who played nearly 400 times for Manchester United, winning six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League. Brooklyn previously trained in the LA Galaxy’s academy during his father’s time in Major League Soccer, before signing up for Queens Park Rangers’ junior set-up earlier this year. Bookmakers are currently offering odds of 12-1 that Brooklyn makes it into England’s senior squad one day.

Earlier this year, when asked if he thought one of his sons could be as successful as he’s been, David said: "As a parent, you always worry: 'Have they got the hunger that I had as a kid?' I'm as hard on my boys as my dad was. They always ask: 'Did I play well?' I'll say: 'You did all right, could have done better.'"

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