MANCHESTER: David Beckham has moved to dispel suggestions he could be on his way out of Manchester United and revealed he and pop-star wife Victoria are aiming for at least a hat-trick of kids.
Beckham was reported to be on the verge of quitting United after being hit in the face by a boot kicked across the dressing room by manager Alex Ferguson after last month's FA Cup defeat by Arsenal.
But the England captain, who already has two sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, says he is more concerned about planning a larger family than a summer move to Italy's Serie A.
For now, I just want to win things with United and England and make sure Victoria and my sons Brooklyn and Romeo are happy, Beckham told Ford magazine.
And maybe even have some more kids as well. That would be nice.
Ferguson has never made any attempt to disguise his dislike for the Beckhams' huge media profile, which he believes David helps to foster with his ever-changing haircuts and love of fashion.
But relations between the traditionalist Scot and his most celebrated player have never reached breaking point because Beckham's commitment on the field has never been in doubt.
Some people seem to think I am out at restaurants and premieres every night but that's not true, said Beckham.
You can't do that and play professional football.
My family is the most important thing to me that and playing for Manchester United.
They are the team I supported as a boy and they mean so much to me. It makes all the hard work over the years worthwhile. AFP