From a one-trick pony wide man to international sex symbol in ten easy guff steps.

1. Always remember your roots…

“My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about seven.”

2. Look for the good in everyone…

“Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level. Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had.”

3. Don’t neglect your education…

“Are you a volatile player?”
“Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side.”

4. Especially the maths…

Guiliem Balague: “At least you’re still two points clear of Valencia” (After drawing with them at the weekend).
Becks: “I thought it was three after we got a point tonight.”

5. Always keep your options open…

“We’ve been asked to do ‘Playboy’ together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don’t think I’ll ever go naked, but I’ll never say never.”

6. It’s important not to rule anything out…

Gary Newbon:  “David, was Wayne Rooney disappointed to lose his youngest goalscorer record on Monday to the young Swiss striker?”

David Beckham:  “No, but I’m sure it’ll just make him even more determined to get it back against Portugal tonight.”

7. Know your mind…

“The thought of pulling on any shirt other than the red one of United just doesn’t appeal to me. There’s no bigger club in the world than United so why should I want to leave? I want to stay at Manchester United, become captain and be the best player in the world.”

8. Know your foe…

“No matter who we’re playing against, or who our opponents are, we want to win the game.”

9. There’s no time like the present…

“That was in the past – we’re in the future now.”

10.   Stay spiritual…

“We’re definitely going to get Brooklyn christened, but we don’t know into which religion!”

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