Looking Back: A Manchester United Great Reminisces on His Stint with PSG

Manchester United legend David Beckham wrapped up his football career at Paris Saint-Germain. 

The midfielder joined the capital club for six months in 2013 before retirement; nonetheless, Beckham reflects fondly on his time in the French capital.

Beckham spoke with PSG TV and noted that despite the short time in Paris, the former player appreciated how the club treated him like family. 

“I will always remember what they did for me, the way they treated me and the attitude of the PSG supporters towards me,” Beckham said (h/t Paris Fans). “Even though I only stayed six months, I felt like I was treated like I had been there for 16 years and was part of this family.”

Furthermore, Beckham recalled how the discussions led to him deciding to spend the final months of the 2012-13 season. Beckham also noted the players that left a good impression during his stint with PSG. 

“They said to me, ‘We know you’re out of contract. We haven’t won the championship for a while. We are in good shape, but we think that if you come to the team for the rest of the season, you will give us a little boost,’ “Beckham said.  

“So the opportunity to be part of the team they had … There was a young Thiago Silva; they had Motta, Maxwell, a young Verratti, and obviously Zlatan and a lot of other great players. It got me excited and gave me the opportunity to play for another team in Europe, one of the biggest. I couldn’t refuse.”

Although Beckham wasn’t the player he once was when he arrived, PSG did provide him with a cherry on top to end his career by going out as a champion. The capital club lifted the Ligue 1 trophy, the third in club history, and was the first time the French giants had won the league since 1994.

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