Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed in his autobiography that midfielder David Beckham had to leave the club due to his ego.
The two had a major fall-out back in 2003 after the Englishman put in a poor performance during a game with Arsenal in the FA Cup, and after that falling out, the relationship always remained frosty.
Then came the incident that shocked the footballing world and that was when Ferguson tossed a boot into Beckham’s head, leaving him with a nasty-looking cute just above his left eye.
However, Ferguson has revealed in his new book that the midfielder thought he was better than him.
“The minute a Manchester United player thought he was bigger than the manager, he had to go,” he wrote. “David thought he was bigger than Alex Ferguson.
“That was the death knell for him.”
“David was the only player I managed who chose to be famous, who made it his mission to be known outside the game,” wrote Ferguson. “I felt uncomfortable with the celebrity aspect of his life.”
“He fell in love with Victoria – that changed everything.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt