MILAN - England coach Fabio Capello has denied fixing up David Beckham's three-month loan move to AC Milan.
Speculation in Italy has been rife that the former Milan coach had asked Rossoneri chief executive Adriano Galliani to take the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder so he could stay fit and in contention for England during the U.S. close season.
Asked what part he had played in the loan, Capello told yesterday's Gazzetta Sportiva: "None. Galliani asked me my opinion on Beckham. I told him that he is a good player and a good person. Galliani spoke to me after having decided to take Beckham, not before."
However, Capello thinks the move will be positive for the 33-year-old, who was omitted for Wednesday's friendly in Germany because he has not played since last month. "I don't change my methods. Those who aren't playing don't join the team," the Italian said. "If Galaxy had reached the playoffs, he would have been called up."