Milan boss rules out Beckham return
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AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri admits David Beckham is unlikely to return to the San Siro for another loan spell.

Beckham was at the Emirates Stadium to watch his former team-mates draw 1-1 with Arsenal in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, but the veteran England midfielder has been sidelined since March with a ruptured Achilles and Allegri doesn't expect him to feature again for the Italian giants.

He is now recovering from a very bad injury and at that age I think it is very difficult to come back.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri on David Beckham

Although the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star missed the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ as a result of the injury, he still intends to play on in America with LA Galaxy.

But Allegri believes Beckham's age could hinder the 35-year-old's rehabilitation significantly enough to preclude a third loan stint with Milan. Asked if Beckham would be back in Italy, Allegri said: "I don't think so. He is now recovering from a very bad injury and at that age I think it is very difficult to come back. But it has been a great pleasure to see him here."