Manchester United and England left-back Luke Shaw has praised the influence of David Beckham on English football. Shaw spoke glowingly about David Beckham on the YouTube channel of the England national team when the Manchester United defender was asked about the player that he would like to have in the current England setup under Gareth Southgate.According to him, he would have been delighted to have David Beckham as a player in the present England squad.Shaw went on to say that he was star struck when he met David Beckham at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.

England have produced several good teams in the past from the 1966 set that won the World Cup tournament on home soil to the 1996 set that reached the European Championship semi-finals on home soil to the golden generation involving Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and others. Manchester United defender Shaw opted for Beckham out of all the past England players.

Beckham enjoyed a good career with the England national team. He was a key player for his country for several years. The Inter Miami co-owner was named the England skipper by Graham Taylor in 2000 beforehe was reappointed into the same role by Sven Goran Eriksson. David Beckham was the Three Lions skipper until 2006 when he stepped down from the role shortly after the World Cup tournament in Germany.

David Beckham didn't achieve much with the national team in terms of winning trophies in comparison to club football especially at Manchester United where he made his name. The former AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain(PSG) and Real Madrid player won six Premier League titles at Manchester United in addition to the 1998/99 Champions League title. He scored 88 goals and provided 101 assists in 388 games during his time at Manchester United.