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Last Updated: Tuesday February 09 2010 09:32 GMT

Beckham's Man Utd goal promise

David Beckham

David Beckham says he probably won't celebrate if he scores for AC Milan in their Champions League clash against his old club, Manchester United.

When the two sides meet on 16 February it will be the first time Becks has faced United since leaving the Premier League club in 2003 for Real Madrid.

Speaking to Inside United magazine, Becks said he still respected the fans.

"To me they are the best fans in the world and the support they gave me week in, week out was incredible," he said.

"Nothing will ever better that."

David Beckham during the 2006 World Cup

The England midfielder is currently on loan to AC Milan from LA Galaxy.

But he says he's still a huge Manchester United fans and still remembers the support fans gave him after he was sent off during England's World Cup match against Argentina in 1998.

"The relationship I have with the fans is still important to me," he said. "I went through some difficult times but they never stopped supporting me.

"I would not have got through everything without them."

Beckham played for United 394 times over eight seasons, helping them win six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions league.