Date: 8th March 2010 at 9:56pm
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David Beckham is officially excited. The man is unlikely to start at Old Trafford on Wednesday but he just can’t contain his enthusiasm about returning to the place.

‘If I play on Wednesday I won’t be frightened but I will be excited because I played in that stadium for many years and I know what it means to be a Manchester United player.

‘I know what it means for opponents to play there.’


He could have been a little more elaborate on this point – I mean, I have no idea what it means for opponents to play at Old Trafford. But if it’s anything like the goosebumps I get when we visit San Siro or the Bernabeu or the Camp Nou then he might just be excited.

By the way, Beckham has exciting team news for us: Rooney will play.

‘I’m sure Rooney will play,’ he added.

‘I think he’s had some problems in the last few days but he had the whole weekend to recover.

‘He’s a fine player and he’ll want to participate in the match. Alex Ferguson will certainly use the best possible formation.’


David, I hope the medical staff shares your optimism about Rooney because right now for some reason I can’t help thinking that we’re screwed. Altough with a midfield three of Gibson, Fletcher and Scholes we won’t have too much cause for optimism even if Rooney makes it…