Extend it like Beckham: Star footballer to continue playing

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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David Beckham
London, Jul 25: For all those who were losing heart about the footballing future of David Beckham can now heave a sigh of relief as he is almost certain to play for another two years. Currently, the British superstar footballer is in his final year of the three-year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy.

However, Beckham has hinted that he may be willing to extend the deal to finish his career in the United States.

Beckham, 36 was quoted as saying, "I still feel good, I feel healthy. I'm still enjoying getting up in the morning to go training. Yes (I have), one, maybe two, more years."

He added, "Until I get up and don't feel the same, I'll continue. I still have to play at a certain level but I think I can do that. This is the last year in my contract but I enjoy playing in this league, for this franchise, with the players we have and with Bruce Arena as my manager."

Beckham was in Manchester to play for the LA Galaxy against English Premier League (EPL) side, Manchester City. The EPL side beat Beckham's club 7-6 on penalties. And when Beckham is in Manchester, how can there be no talk of Manchester United, the club where he played in his formative years and rose to attain the cult status that he currently enjoys.

Beckham said that Dutch international Wesley Sneijder, was the ideal replacement for Paul Scholes, who retired after the 2010-11 season. Speaking about that Beckham said, "Scholes is the one player they want to replace. He is such a great talent and he will be missed. They're going to have to get someone special. There's a lot of talk about Wesley Sneijder. He's such a talented player, a great guy as well. I'm sure he would fit right into a United team."

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