Ever since David Beckham's wedding to pop star Posh Spice, his life changed drastically. He has become increasingly popular and never had a day out of the public eye.
When his popularity sky rocketed in Manchester, it was against everything Sir Alex had brought his young players up to be. Beckham's constant late night, jetting around the country lifestyle finally became too much for Ferguson to handle.
He shipped him off to Real Madrid in 2003, after first accepting a bid from Barcelona without Beckham's knowledge that he was even up for sale.
Dressing-room bust ups can usually be kept under wraps, but when Beckham emerged with stitches above an eye, it became apparent that he was not on the best of terms with Ferguson. A furious row in the dressing room after a defeat to Arsenal left Ferguson irate and he kicked a boot lying on the floor, which flew and hit Beckham above his eye.
In Beckham's book, he goes into detail how Ferguson hardly spoke to him and barely made eye contact with him in his last year at the club he supported as a child. After Sir Alex had bust ups with Beckham and members of his family, he thought enough was enough.
Beckham felt the relationship with this once father figure was irreparable and decided a move to Madrid was for the best, but it all worked out with a happy ending, as it now seems that this once inseparable pair have finally buried the hatchet.