LONDON • David Beckham was replaced by his 16-year-old son Brooklyn in his charity match for Unicef on Saturday.
But seven minutes later, the former Manchester United star returned to the Old Trafford pitch in place of Sol Campbell, and the 75,000-strong crowd witnessed two generations of the Beckham family playing together for the first time.
The combined Britain-Ireland side captained by Beckham and coached by former United manager Alex Ferguson, defeated the Rest of the World XI 3-1 in the Match for Children.
"One of my lasting memories of playing here was winning the Premiership and walking round with Brooklyn at 18 months old," Beckham, 40, said. "It is difficult for him to get on my shoulders now but it was a special moment to play with him."