Manchester United legend David Beckham didn't leave the Red Devils on his own terms. This is mainly due to his fallout with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

His move to Real Madrid came as a shock to some football stakeholders. David Beckham was due to join Barcelona before the ex-Three Lions of England captain decided that Real Madrid was a better option for him.

Manchester United were determined to sell after his falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson and they had an agreement in place with Catalan club Barcelona before the decision from the player as pointed out earlier.

Real Madrid signed David Beckham in a deal reported to be around €37m. New Barcelona president Joan Laporta thought he had sealed a deal for David Beckham only for him to lose the winger to rivals Real Madrid. Laporta had made the signing of David Beckham a key part of his manifesto during the campaign ahead of the elections. In the end, Real Madrid beat Joan Laporta and Barcelona to the signature of David Beckham thus making him the third English player to feature for Real Madrid after Laurie Cunningham and Steve McManaman.

Beckham didn't have to settle in at a star-studded Real Madrid team as he hit the ground running immediately. The Englishman scored five goals in his first 16 games as a Real Madrid player. His first trophy at Real Madrid was the Spanish Super Cup shortly after he signed for the club in the summer of 2003. Real Madrid beat Real Mallorca over two legs to win the trophy. The other trophy he won at Real Madrid during his time at the club was the 2006/07 Spanish La Liga title. He spent four years at Real Madrid before signing for LA Galaxy of the MLS (Major League Soccer) in 2007.