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David Beckham unveils new Galaxy shirt, says he won’t retire after new deal runs out

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AEG president Tim Leiweke (left), Beckham and Galaxy manager Bruce Arena (right) hold the new shirt. (Getty)

As part of a very David Beckham day that began with a sit-down interview broadcast live on Youtube from the Googleplex, the LA Galaxy held a press conference to officially announced Beckham's two-year contract extension and unveil the club's new shirt.

Beckham said that there were "one or two" Premier League clubs after him (but deftly refused to specify which) before he re-signed with LA. Perhaps most surprisingly, he said that he's not even thinking about retiring after his new deal is finished. Said Beckham:

"I'm not looking to retire after those two years. Not at this moment - that might change.

"I'm 36 now, 37 in May, and I still feel good. I want to continue to play as much as possible. We were just talking about (former Manchester United teammate) Paul Scholes retiring and then he comes back. Players miss it."

When asked why he didn't sign for more than two years if that's the case, he laughed and said that it was all he was offered. He will, after all, be nearly 39 years old when his new contract expires. Although it's unclear what that translates to in Beckham years.

As for the shirt, well, it brings back the sash. And where are the shorts? Maybe there aren't any. They might just wear the new David Beckham brand underpants instead.

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