Cruz-ing for a telling off? David Beckham offers son Cruz, seven, a spot of fatherly advice as they watch the football
They were enjoying a boys’ day out at the football in celebration of their return to the UK.
But it would seem David Beckham was keen to impart a few words of fatherly advice to his youngest son Cruz, seven, as they saw the footballer’s former team Manchester United take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday.
The adorable youngster looked as though he might have been a little ticking off from his superstar dad as he took in the match with his elder brothers Romeo, 10, and Brooklyn, 13.
Listen, son: David Beckham seemed keen to impart some words of fatherly advice onto his seven-year-old son, Cruz, as they watched Manchester United take on West Ham on Saturday
Leaning in close, the 37-year-old sports star seemed to be offering Cruz a few words of wisdom, as the little one listened intently.
Sporting a cute red Manchester United woolly hat and matching scarf, the youngster looked as though butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth.
Meanwhile, Beckham himself, who looked dapper in a khaki quilted Barbour jacket, seemed to be enjoying some boys’ time with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz as they took in the match.
The older Beckham boys looked equally thrilled to see their dad’s old team in action, with Brooklyn in particular concentrating intently on the game, which finished with a 2-2 draw.
Victoria Beckham, 38, and baby Harper, 18 months, were nowhere to be seen for the occasion – perhaps instead choosing to spend the cold day snuggled up inside.
Beckham, who is now looking for a new club, politely applauded after seeing Tom Cleverley put United a goal up after latching onto a Javier Hernandez cross in the first half.
He was later joined by funnyman James Corden, who was seen slapping his pal on the back as they left the terraces.
Corden looked pleased as punch to have Beckham back in London, as it was revealed the couple have already enrolled their three sons in a school in the capital.
A source recently told MailOnline : ‘It’s time for a new London life, they are all very excited.’
Happy to be back? David Beckham looks thrilled when he is joined by pal James Corden at the footie
Former England captain Becks played his final game with LA Galaxy last month, and may have mixed memories when it comes to West Ham’s home ground.
Beckham was singled out by Irons’ fans when he visited with United after the World Cup in 1998.
The winger was sent off during England’s second round match against Argentina after kicking out at opposing midfielder Diego Simeone.
England went out of the competition on penalties, and Beckham was blamed by many fans for the country’s shortcomings that year.
Before the match at Upton Park on August 29, 1998, an effigy of Beckham was left hanging outside an East End pub. The match ended 0-0, and the former Real Madrid player was viciously booed upon every touch of the ball.
But United went on to win an unprecedented treble that year, after Beckham and Co lifted the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup under Ferguson’s guidance.
Beckham would also redeem himself to England fans in years to come, and was handed the mantle of England captain two years after the World Cup woe. He is now England’s second most-capped player, with a remarkable 115 appearances for his country.