Three Reasons Why David Beckham Still Has the Magic Touch

His old Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs may have beat him to a coveted Olympic spot, but David Beckham has never been one to accept defeat tamely.

Twenty years into his remarkable career, Beckham is showing he still has the magic touch. Here are three key reasons why:

1. Resilience

Fabio Capello knows it, Steve McClaren knows it and Alexi Lalas knows it, and judging by some vitriolic comments in the blogosphere, Stuart Pearce is well on his way to finding it out.

You count David Beckham out at your own peril. 

Beckham is a man who always seems to find triumph in adversity. We all remember Beckham's ultra-professional response to his public demonizsation following his sending-off at France '98. That was just the beginning of a long career marked by astonishing resurgences. 

At 37, he still has the uncanny knack of responding to failure with renewed determination. Controversially left out of Stuart ...

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