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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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Alex Ferguson taught Ryan Giggs and co to look after their bodies

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) gives instructions to Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham

David Beckham singled out for praise by Carlos Ancelotti after PSG beat Marseille

Mega-rich side win Coupe de France tie against arch rivals 2-0

David Beckham became Paris St Germain's 400th player after coming off the bench in the 2-0 win over Marseille

David Beckham fit enough to play 90 minutes for PSG, insists Carlo Ancelotti

Former England captain made his debut at the weekend

David Beckham became Paris St Germain's 400th player after coming off the bench in the 2-0 win over Marseille

David Beckham toasts Paris St Germain welcome after 'perfect debut' against Marseille

Former Manchester United man became PSG's 400th player

Beckham finally makes his presence felt for Paris St-Germain after debut

David Beckham capped his first brief appearance for Paris St-Germain last night with a delicate chip in injury time which led to his team's clinching goal in a 2-0 victory over arch-rivals Marseilles.

Café de Flore in Saint-Germain, where people come for a taste of Paris’s literary past

Stephen Bayley: A battle for the soul of bohemian Paris

In 1996, the Latin Quarter's Drugstore, suffering a dégringolade after a bombing by Carlos the Jackal 22 years before, succumbed to irrestistible forces of lustrous global tat and became an Emporio Armani. So Boris Vian's dark, smoky and absurdist Paris was en route to becoming David Beckham's brightly lit first-class lounge. We all know about Becks, but what about Boris ?

David Beckham and Joey Barton, hero and villain, may not be so different – at least they have ventured afield

The Last Word: David Beckham and Joey Barton - Paris match made in heaven and hell

Without incentive, British footballers have betrayed shocking insularity

David Beckham (left) might make his Paris St Germain debut against a Marseille side including fellow Englishman Joey Barton (right)

Joey Barton says David Beckham 'is not a big worry'

Two Englishmen could meet when PSG play Marseille on Sunday

New horizons: David Bentley had a frustrating time at Spurs

Tottenham loan David Bentley to Blackburn Rovers

Out-of-favour midfielder eligible to play against former club Arsenal tomorrow

David Beckham's puppet on Les Guignols de l’info

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TV satire shows the PSG star as the Pope - and persuading the president to get a tattoo

David Beckham takes part in his first training session with PSG

Life's a beach for David Beckham... well not quite

Former England captain takes part in first training session with new side PSG

Phil Jones could be deployed in a spoiler role

Champions League: Real Madrid v Manchester United match preview

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David Beckham (C) poses presenting his new shirt flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG sports director Leonardo

David Beckham meets up with PSG squad for first time

Beckham will watch new team in action against Valencia

David Beckham (left) might make his Paris St Germain debut against a Marseille side including fellow Englishman Joey Barton (right)

David Beckham could make French debut against Joey Barton

English pair set for meeting in Ligue 1

David Beckham signs on for a shift with Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham could make PSG debut against Marseille

Former England captain is with French side until the end of the season

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