David Beckham has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson told him to shave off his Mohawk haircut just an hour before Manchester United were due to play Chelsea in the Charity Shield.
Sir Alex put a whole new spin on his 'hairdryer treatment' by telling Beckham to go to the toilets in the stadium and shave off the hairstyle.
Beckham told the Graham Norton Show in an episode to be broadcast on Friday night: "I was in the dressing room with an hour to go before kick off when Sir Alex Ferguson saw it and made me shave it off.
"I said no at first and then I saw his face change very quickly so I went and shaved it off in the toilet.
"He was very strict. It was the reputation of the club, he wanted all the players to look professional and he felt it wasn’t the right look. We were playing at Wembley too, so he kind of had a point!"
David Beckham has offered his support to former Real Madrid team-mate Luis Figo in his bid to be Fifa president.
The two midfielders played together in the Spanish capital, with the Portuguese star hoping to oust Sepp Blatter a the head of football's world governing body.
"I welcome the candidacy of my friend Luis for Fifa president. Any successful organisation needs to have good people who are passionate about the game and want to do the best for fans.
"Fifa will only benefit from having a wide range of strong candidates present their visions for the game and it's good to see people volunteer. I wish Luis and the other candidates well."
Brooklyn Beckham looks to inherited some of his old man's skills on the football pitch.
David Beckham had a unique way of striking a football and after Brooklyn's latest post on Instagram, the video below, you can see they have very similar technique.
Brooklyn, who turns 16 next month, currently plays at Arsenal's academy.
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Former England captain David Beckham has tipped in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane to get a call-up in Roy Hodgson's next England squad.
Kane starred again for Spurs after hitting a brace to win the north London derby against Arsenal last weekend.
“Being English, and seeing someone like Harry and the way he’s playing and the way he’s played this season, he’s having a stunning year,” said Beckham.
“I think everyone is singing his praises, and rightly so. He’s 21 years old, he’s working hard and has got a good head on his shoulders, so we will see.”
Beckham today announced the launch of humanitarian charity Unicef's 7 fund - named after the former England footballer's shirt number - which aims to protect millions of children around the world from danger as he celebrates 10 years as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
- Watch the video below to find out more about '7'
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Footballer David Beckham and director Guy Ritchie have teamed up to create a Highlands-based advert to launch new whisky Haig Club.
In the ad, which airs for the first time today, Beckham is seen riding a motorbike though the Scottish highlands before dressing up in a suit and bowtie to share his bottle of scotch with his friends.
The footballer said: "Haig Club has always been about friends coming together and that's what we wanted to reflect with the advert. It’s as simple as that.”
Beckham is the official partner of Haig Club, a whisky which joins the Diageo stable of spirits.
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David Beckham is in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today and decided to bring his mother with him instead of wife Victoria.
It has become a tradition that people from the world of sport watch the Centre Court action on the middle Saturday of the tournament.
Beckham has been joined by Sir Bobby Charlton and British Olympic medallists Tom Daley, Victoria Pendleton, Nicola Adams, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Amy Williams and Lizzie Yarnold.
England rugby captain Chris Robshaw, England cricketers past and present Phil Tufnell, Andrew Strauss, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn are in the Royal Box too, along with golfer Ian Poulter, and boxing stars David Haye and Anthony Joshua.