Owen: Great to have Beckham back

Owen said: “It’s great to have him back because we all know what he can do. It’s great news for David and the squad and he will be welcomed back because he is a popular lad.

“There will be no surprises because everyone knows what David Beckham can do – he’s a fantastic player. He will be good on set-pieces and will deliver great crosses which is what all forwards want.

“I know him well from playing with him at Real Madrid. I always watch Madrid games on TV and he is playing very well at the minute. It would be nice for him to sign off in Spain with a championship medal and then go off to LA.

We will have to see what happens but I know the lads will be pleased to see him back.”