Sir Alex Ferguson told Manchester United TV in a recent interview: "The problem with doing a book is you have to bring in the elements and factors which in many ways either affected or determined your management decision-making.
"Because I've been at the club such a long time and you're building team after team after team, there are areas that you can't ignore.
"Why we sold certain players like David Beckham and Ruud van Nistelrooy. You can't ignore these things because these guys were big, big figures in Manchester United's career history."
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' education, has received a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award from David Beckham.
He told the 16-year-old: "You're an amazing young lady, a very special young lady, and your story has moved millions of people around the world.
"I'm so privileged and honoured to present this award to you."
Malala said: “It is such an honour to receive this award. It will help me continue my campaign.”
The Pride of Britain awards will be screened on ITV at 8pm on Tuesday
David Beckham attended the opening of the new London flagship store of British luxury clothing brand Belstaff House.
The opening of the store on New Bond Street coincides with London Fashion Week, where designers are showing off their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
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David Beckham's ten year-old son, Romeo, has reportedly joined Arsenal's youth academy on a development contract.
The youngster is a fan of the north London side and hopes to follow in the footsteps of his old man by becoming a professional footballer.
David Beckham believes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be "amazing" parents and has helped out the couple by suggesting a name for the new royal arrival.
"David's pretty good ... if it's a boy of course, " he recommended
The football star struck up a friendship with William when the pair joined forces to lobby for London's Olympic bid in 2007.
In an interview with Sky News, Beckham said: "They're going to be amazing parents because they are so loving towards children.
"We've seen William grow from that young boy into an unbelievable gentleman. And that as a father is really important."
David Beckham's distinguished football career has been celebrated using Lego pieces.
The Lego animation has accumulated nearly 250,000 views on YouTube.
The 38-year-old announced his retirement from Football back in May, after making 718 professional appearances and winning 14 pieces of major silverware during a 19-year playing career.
David Beckham has arrived in China to cheers from excited football fans.
After announcing his retirement last month, the former England Captain has travelled to China to fulfil his role as a global football ambassador for the country.
The 37-year-old is tasked with promoting the Chinese Super League, whose reputation has been tarnished after recent corruption scandals.
David Beckham has arrived in China for a week-long trip, as the country's first global football ambassador - posting a photograph of his arrival on Facebook.
In March, China named the former England captain as its ambassador for the country's football league in a bid to revive the game's image, which has been hit by a match-fixing scandal and an exodus of international stalwarts.
In his new role, Beckham is expected to help bring the Chinese Super League (CSL) to the world stage and promote the game in the world's most populous country.
Beckham's second trip to China this year will see him observe games, attend training sessions and take part in charitable events in Beijing and the eastern cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou, his PR company said.
His wife Victoria is expected to join him over the weekend, when the two will attend a charity event.
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