Bremain: defend it like Beckham!

United: Beckham and Cantona's English-French alliance
United: Beckham and Cantona's English-French alliance
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Football golden boy David Beckham's goal is to stay in Europe.

Becks used Instagram to signal his intentions for Thursday's EU vote.

The 41-year-old father of three teenagers, who boasts 24.3 million Facebook followers, used its photo-sharing network to drive home the point.

He is pictured with former Manchester United teammate Eric Cantona in a clear entente cordiale message.

Beckham (whose silky skills are recaptured with our YouTube link) showed diplomacy, claiming Britain “will always be Great” whatever this week's referendum result.

“I played my best years at my boyhood club, Manchester United. I grew up with a core group of young British players that included Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville Brothers.

"Added to that was an experienced group of older British players such as Gary Pallister, Steve Bruce and Paul Ince.

“Now that team might have gone on to win trophies but we were a better and more successful team because of a Danish goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, the leadership of an Irishman Roy Keane and the skill of a Frenchman in Eric Cantona.”

He added that he has also played and lived in Madrid, Milan and Paris, working with people from across Europe and the world during that time.

“Those great European cities and their passionate fans welcomed me and my family and gave us the opportunity to enjoy their unique and inspiring cultures and people,” he continued.

“We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone. For these reasons I am voting to remain.”