Ferguson: no regrets over sale of David Beckham

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he does not regret selling David Beckham seven years ago despite the former England captain's continued success.

Ferguson, who sold the midfielder to Real Madrid, says his only concern is how his current squad reacts to the media scrutiny that is likely to accompany Beckham when he faces United for the first time this month.

Beckham is on loan at AC Milan from The Los Angeles Galaxy. Milan plays United in a two-legged Champions League match on Feb. 16 and then March 10.

Ferguson said that other players had returned to United in the past but told the club's official magazine that Beckham's celebrity meant "we haven't really seen anybody else return to the club in that situation."