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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Manchester United 1 Juventus 2 (Gary Neville testimonial)

Beckham has been given a few days off to take part in Gary Nevilles testimonial at Old Trafford. Beckham joined both of the Neville brothers, Nicky Butt, Rooney, Giggs, Scholes and Michael Owen amongst others - bizarrely both Owen and Beckham wore a no. 7 shirt...

United got off to a good start when Rooney put them one-up after just 18 minutes, Juve got one back before the end of the first half, and a Beckham foul led to a superb 'Beckham-esque' freekick to take Juve a goal ahead with less than 15 minutes left on the clock.

Overall the game was taken reasonably seriously although without the tempo of a truly competitive event. No-one was dragged out of retirement to make a token appearance - all the players who took part are fully functioning full-time professionals, a surprising amount of Man United youngsters were honoured with an appearance too.

Beckham flies back to join his team on Thursday to prepare for the weekends MLS action, he will miss tomorrows game as he did last time LA had a mid-week game.

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