Manchester United is considering extending David Beckham’s son Brooklyn a place in their academy, according to The Guardian. The elder Beckham was a United legend who won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a European Cup while playing at Old Trafford. Brooklyn joining David’s old club could put a lot of expectations on his shoulders.
“As a parent, you always worry: ‘Have they got the hunger that I had as a kid?’” Beckham said. “I’m as hard on my boys as my dad was. They always ask: ‘Did I play well?’ I’ll say: ‘You did all right, could have done better.’”
Brooklyn is only 14-years-old, and visited United’s training ground in Carrington with his father on Thursday with more sessions planned. Those sessions will play a key role in identifying his readiness. Brooklyn has played in LA Galaxy’s youth academy and with the Queens Park Rangers earlier this year.
The elder Beckham came up in the system and won the the 1992 FA-Youth Cup with United. Right now, odds makers have Brooklyn Beckham at 12-to-1 odds that he plays for England one day.