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Ferguson Will be Happy to Face Beckham

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But if Beckham starts for Milan against his old club in the Champions League last-16 tie, you can guarantee that Sir Alex Ferguson will be absolutely delighted.

It is a tribute to Beckham that he has maintained the desire and enthusiasm to play at this level for so long, but you cannot escape the fact that the best he can now offer is as a guy who might make an impact as a substitute in the final 20 minutes.

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