Speaking on BeIN Sports, former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs explained why David Beckham left Old Trafford for Real Madrid.

Giggs has revealed that the relationship between Alex Ferguson and Beckham had broken down. The England captain was sold to Real Madrid in 2003 and it wasn’t the first time Ferguson fell out with a star player.

I think the majority of the time players left United for football reasons. It was to get someone in or the player may be losing that influence. Or it was just the time. For the likes of David Beckham, it was getting too much, where he was arguing every other week really and it was just time for both parties to move on and that happened on a few occasions.”