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I can’t get through some movies without shedding a tear; I can’t lie.
– David Beckham
Soccer is a magical game.
My parents were always very strict, and they gave me the right beliefs in how to treat people. It was very strict and all about morals – I try to pass that on to my own children.
With United, we’d all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther.
I’m not one of those people who is not looking forward to getting old. I’m happy with my life.
Throughout my career I have been pretty successful, I’ve played for some pretty big teams, represented my country quite a few times, and played for managers without sentiment.
I don’t do anything unless I can give it 100%.
Rosewood has always been one of my favourite scents, as has the pink grapefruit and pepper we’ve also put in Homme.
I still look at myself and want to improve.
I have always found it an honor that people have wanted to buy my shirt and an honor that fans turn up to watch the team I am playing in. I have always found that a huge honor.
When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children.
Kids can have great passion and great ability but if you have the facilities for your particular sport that can give you the inspiration to become a sportsman.
When I was a kid, I thought my dad was a little bit harsh with me at times. Sometimes I needed an arm around me instead of my dad telling me what I did wrong, but it obviously worked.
Always have something to look forward to.
I’ve played under some of the biggest and best managers and achieved almost everything in football. Of course it hurts when people question it, but I’ve come to the end of my career and can look back and say I’ve achieved everything with every club that I’ve played for.
People look at my tattoos, and the majority of them are religious images, so people think, ‘Oh, he must be very religious’. I respect all religions, but I’m not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people.
I don’t regret anything, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t look back and think, ‘What was I thinking?’
At the end of the day, I’m very lucky to have what I have and do what I do, but I don’t see myself as any different from anyone else who works hard and is a dad and a husband.
I’ve got my wife. I’ve got my four kids. I’ve got parents, grandparents still, and three really good friends. It’s all you need. I’d rather have three really good friends than 20 good friends.
People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting.
No one’s ever really given me any style advice. I wear what I want, and it doesn’t matter what other people think.
We’ve been asked to do ‘Playboy’ together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don’t think I’ll ever go naked, but I’ll never say never.
I don’t know whether it’s the athlete in me or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play.
I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.
I feel this pang of regret whenever I watch sport; this sense that I will never play a big match again.
Tom Cruise, he’s a lot more famous than me.
I remember how inspiring it was to meet players like Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson when I was a kid. I still remember Clive Allen showing up when I received a trophy for my Sunday league team.
On the fragrance side, I think it’s important that it’s not overpowering, a fragrance on a man or a woman. I think it’s important to see the person before you smell them. Less is more.
I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game.
I don’t think I’m really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do.