Photo: Man United legend David Beckham joins Instagram to mark 40th birthday

Manchester United legend David Beckham celebrates his 40th birthday by signings up to Instagram

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham Photo: David Beckham/Instagram

David Beckham celebrated his 40th birthday by attempting to keep in with the hip young kids.

The Manchester United midfielder signed up to photo-sharing app Instagram on Saturday morning just hours after his landmark day came to an end.

Beckham opted to go for a modern-day classic for his first snap on the social media site as the former England captain uploaded a selfie in bed.

While for most, such a move could see a sharp decrease in followers, Beckham amassed over 830,000 news fans in less than four hours.

Beckham posted the above photo and wrote: “Good morning and hello!

“It’s great to finally be on Instagram, been a long time coming but I can’t wait to start sharing all my special moments with you.

“Thank you for all your birthday messages so far. Looking forward to a great day with friends and family x”

The United midfielder has already been welcomed to Instagram by Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Marcelo as well as Barcelona striker Neymar.

The 40-year-old followed 11 people on Instagram including France legend Zinedine Zidane, World Cup Golden Boot winner Ronaldo and NBA star LeBron James.

It goes without saying that Beckham followed his popstar turned fashion designer wife, Victoria.

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