Beckham was forced to perform a sexual act on himself while looking at a picture of former United star Clayton Blackmore whereas in comparison Mata is likely to sing a song
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David Moyes insists new Sir Alex Ferguson book and theatre tour will not be a distraction for Manchester United
Friday 04 October 2013
The retired manager is set to reveal some secrets from his time at Old Trafford
Robert Pires back training with Arsenal, but could the 'Invincible' be set for a dramatic return to the Emirates?
Friday 27 September 2013
The 39-year-old has been pictured training alongside Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker at Arsenal's London Colney training base
Monday 09 September 2013
Pope claims arms trade ‘fuels wars’
Thursday 22 August 2013
Beckham replays a winning move
Edinburgh 2013: The Three Lions - Prince William meets Davids Cameron and Beckham in this old-fashioned farce
Monday 05 August 2013
When David Beckham turned up at the Royal Wedding, many were baffled by the friendship between the footballer and the future King. What on earth could they have to talk about? Grammar and hair products, for a start. At least that's how William Gaminara imagines it in his witty new comedy, The Three Lions.
Transfer news: Gareth Bale among 'best three or four players in Europe' according to Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Real goalkeeper has had his say on the possible transfer as the asking price from Spurs could be anything from £80m to £130m
Monday 29 July 2013
Frankel himself struggled to preserve the dignity of Glorious Goodwood last year, when obliged to compete with the London Olympics. Today the fixture’s claims as the most charming ritual of the British Turf are threatened with dilution only by the weather forecast, which has rather too equivocal a look for the liking of either punters or aesthetes. The latter most cherish the swaying backdrop of cornfields and woodland when bathed in sunlight; while the former have more practical distaste for rain clouds.
Thursday 18 July 2013
David Beckham is to star in a new children’s breakfast show aimed at encouraging more young people to play sport.
David Beckham pleads with Wayne Rooney to stay with Manchester United and gives his backing to David Moyes
Monday 15 July 2013
Former England captain wants striker to remain with club to help Moyes retain the league title for United
Wednesday 10 July 2013
The Brazilian had been banned for the forthcoming season
Today's transfer talk: Tottenham prepare £15m move for Paulinho; Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny want Arsenal stay; Liverpool in for 'wonderkid'
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Another day, another round of transfer speculation
Friday 14 June 2013
Two French children’s charities are about to receive a €4m (£3.4m) windfall from David Beckham, The Independent understands.
Sunday 09 June 2013
Sainsbury's will cement its position as the fastest-growing of the listed supermarkets this week by posting another rise in revenue.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Superstar has played his last competitive match
Sunday 19 May 2013
The former England captain is to retire from playing
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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