England captain David Beckham has rubbished the ongoing speculation linking him with a mmove to Real Madrid, claiming he is happy to stay at Old Trafford.

Last week, in an attempt to quell the persistent rumours, Real Madrid were forced to issue a statement denying they were planning to sign Beckham. Furthermore, Old Trafford chief executive Peter Kenyon confirmed the club’s desire to retain the services of the England captain, prompting Beckham to reiterate his commitment to United.

‘My feelings for Manchester United, the club itself, the players, the fans and the back room staff, are as strong as ever,’ said Beckham.

‘There’s been lots of stuff in the media about me and my future, but I can honestly say that there has been no contact between either me or my adviser, with Real Madrid, or any other club.

‘I know Peter Kenyon and the manager are saying they want me to stay, and that’s good enough for me,’ the 28-year-old midfielder added.

‘My affection for the club has never changed from the day I signed for United.’