The LA Galaxy midfielder is seeking a club in Europe to fill the time between MLS seasons. But the 35-year-old says he will not return to English football unless it is to Old Trafford - the club he left for Real Madrid in 2003.
Beckham will not play a third springtime in Italy for AC Milan, but wants to maintain his fitness in an attempt to force his way back into Fabio Capello's England squad.
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Speaking after receiving the BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement award on Sunday night, Beckham'spromise to come back to United or not at all could mean he has played his final club match in this country.
The former England captain said: 'I've missed playing in the Premier League since I left it seven years ago now.
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'It's one of the most competitive leagues in the world and maybe one day I'll come back and play here, butI've always said it will only be for Manchester United.
'I'm not holding my breath on that one but we'll have to wait and see. Going back to AC Milan is not possible because of getting on to the roster for such a short space of time.
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'But it would be nice to go somewherebecause I want to keep myself fit and within a chance of getting calledup for England again.
'To do that, I have to be somewhere, so fingers crossed.'
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