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Jul 24, 2009

Beckham defends his decision to confront fans

David Beckham has insisted he has no plans to leave Los Angeles Galaxy permanently and has also defended his decision to confront critical fans in his first home match since returning from AC Milan.

Beckham was met with boos and a series of banners which questioned his commitment to the MLS club when Galaxy met Milan in a pre-season friendly. The England international went to confront one fan about his comments but was held back.

Speaking after a training session, Beckham reiterated that he was happy in the United States but expected better from the club's fans.

He said: "It is not about whether I can move on, I wasn't the one booing, at the end of the day I play my game, whether I get booed or not doesn't matter to me.

"I don't like my sons seeing that and hearing that, and my family, from an organised group of fans. I think it was disrespectful, some of the things that were being said and also some the banners, but it is what it is.

"To be honest all I'm going to do is play my football, if it's not good enough for some people, as long as it's good enough for myself and the team nothing else matters.''

Asked about rumours the Beckhams are selling their Los Angeles base he said: "As far as I know, no. I hope not because I want somewhere to live for quite a few years so no that's not true, I've heard many rumours about buying and selling houses so it is just another rumour.''

Beckham confirmed he will be available for England's friendly against Holland next month.

"Everyone knows that I've always been available for my country whether it be a friendly or a qualifying game so I'm always available,'' said the 34-year-old. "I've spoken to (Galaxy coach) Bruce (Arena) and he's more than happy that if I get called up for my country he and the club totally support that, so it's not a problem.''

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