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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 December, 2003, 03:53 GMT
Beckham: Ferguson rift continues
Sir Alex Ferguson (left) and David Beckham
Ferguson and Beckham's relationship has soured
England captain David Beckham regrets he and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson are no longer on speaking terms, the footballer has revealed.

"He hasn't spoken to me still... He hasn't rung me. I just expected a bit more respect when I had been at the club for that many years," he said.

The 28-year-old midfielder joined Real Madrid for 25m in July.

He had been surprised by the team's decision to sell him and its public announcement of the fee, Beckham said.

The announcement had been made before the club had informed him, he told ITV1 documentary The 'Real' Beckhams.

"I didn't think for one moment it would happen," Beckham added.

We've got over a lot worse than this
David Beckham

"I was more upset than anything because I had put so much into the club.

"I felt I had given 120% every time I performed."

Beckham is happy with the way he has settled in at Real since moving to Madrid and has been impressed by the squad at the club.

But he said moving to Spain with wife, Victoria, and sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, had been "very difficult" and "very stressful".

Although he added: "I think we've come out of it alright. We've got over a lot worse than this."

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