He’s a great role model! Redknapp hails Man United legend Beckham

QPR manager Harry Redknapp hails former England and Manchester United midfielder David Beckham as a great role model

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Harry Redknapp was unveiled as QPR's new manager in November Photo: The Sport Review

Harry Redknapp has hailed former England captain David Beckham as a “great role model” after the midfielder announced his retirement.

The 38-year-old, who lifted the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, made 115 appearances for England and won six Premier League crowns at Manchester United.

The former Red Devils midfielder also won silverware during spells with Real Madrid and LA Galaxy, and went on two separate short-term loans at AC Milan in 2009 and 2010.

Beckham trained with Tottenham Hotspur during the MLS off-season in 2011, and Redknapp heaped praise on the former Three Lions skipper.

“He’s had a fantastic career,” he told a news conference on Friday. “He’s an absolute top-class guy.

“I was lucky enough to have him training at Tottenham. He was excellent. Everyone loved him.

“He had time for everybody. He’s a great role model. The way he conducts himself and lives his life is top class.”

He added: “He’s been a well-mannered, clean cut, great family man, great footballer.”

Beckham scored 85 goals in 394 appearances for Manchester United in a 10-year spell at Old Trafford, winning six league titles, winning two FA Cup crowns and the Champions League in 1999.

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