David Beckham returns to Italy to watch former clubs PSG and AC Milan battle in the Champions League… but Inter Miami’s co-owner refuses to pick a winner when asked by CBS pundit Thierry Henry
- David Beckham was in Italy on Tuesday to watch former clubs AC Milan and PSG
- Inter Miami co-owner bumped into CBS pundit Thierry Henry before kick-off
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With his Inter Miami team’s season now at a competitive end after missing out on a spot in the MLS play-offs, David Beckham is making the most of his free time in Europe.
On Tuesday he was seen back at San Siro, the home of his former club AC Milan, as they played host to Paris Saint-Germain, another former Beckham employer, in the Champions League.
Although he spent the majority of his playing career at Manchester United – and after spells with Real Madrid and LA Galaxy – Beckham spent the twilight years of his famed career on loan at AC Milan and then at PSG, where he eventually retired.
And the 48-year-old couldn’t turn down the opportunity to see them face off against each other in Italy on Tuesday.
Cameras picked up the Inter Miami co-owner seemingly on a FaceTime call to a loved one on the side of the pitch.
David Beckham met up with CBS pundit Thierry Henry as he watched AC Milan take on PSG
He ushered Henry, usually seen alongside Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards on CBS’ coverage of the leading European competition, to say hello to whoever was on the other end of the line.
Referring to Beckham, Henry said: ‘The big man. In his old stadium, watching both of his teams.’
After exchanging greetings, Henry pressed Beckham to predict who would win the contest between his former clubs.
But Beckham refused to back one or the other, insisting he hoped it would be a draw as both teams look for points in their attempt to reach the knockout stages.
Beckham made 33 appearances for AC Milan across two loan spells. The first was in January 2009 during the MLS off-season before he rejoined them a year later as he tried to maximize his chances of making the England squad for the South Africa World Cup.
Beckham made 33 appearances for AC Milan across two loan spells while a LA Galaxy player
After deciding to leave MLS, Beckham moved to PSG on a short-term contract before retiring
Then, after winning the MLS Cup in 2012, Beckham left LA Galaxy to return to Europe and sign with PSG on a short-term contract. He made just 14 appearances before retiring at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Now plotting Inter Miami’s path to MLS glory as their co-owner, he helped lure Lionel Messi to Florida this season and watched as they won the Leagues Cup for its first-ever trophy.
Earlier on Tuesday, Beckham wished friend and former Inter Miami coach Phil Neville luck in his new position with the Portland Timbers five months after firing his long-time teammate in South Florida.
‘Congratulations mate and good luck,’ read the Instagram caption written by Beckham.
With Inter Miami mired in last place back in June, Neville was fired halfway through his third season as coach of Beckham’s MLS team. Neville was 35-42-13 with Inter Miami.
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