David Beckham will retire from soccer at the end of the season, closing a 21-year career in which he won titles in four countries and became one of the world’s most- recognized people.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United’s next coach will have Britain’s most successful soccer manager, Alex Ferguson, watching his every move. It may not always be a comfortable experience.
Alex Ferguson will retire as British soccer’s most successful manager, having led Manchester United to 38 trophies in 26 years.
Robin van Persie scored against his former team to earn newly crowned Premier League champion Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.
Robin van Persie ended his wait for a first national soccer championship by scoring a hat trick to propel Manchester United to a record-extending 20th English league title.
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs signed a one-year contract extension to return for a 23rd season, the Premier League club said on its website.
Manchester City stalled Manchester United’s Premier League title bid with a 2-1 win against its rival that cut the gap at the top of the standings to 12 points with seven games remaining.
Ryan Giggs , who has won more titles than anyone else in English soccer, defied his 37 years to set up all three Manchester United goals in its Champions League quarterfinal win against Chelsea.
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs will play his 1,000th game in the British soccer club’s Champions League match tonight against Real Madrid, with forward Wayne Rooney starting on the bench.
"When you lose it in the manner that we did last year, to win it back is something special."
- Ryan Giggs on Apr 22, 2013