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LONDON - England manager Fabio Capello supports David Beckham's extended loan deal with AC Milan and says he is happy that the Los Angeles Galaxy star is playing in a far better standard of football than in Major League Soccer.
Milan, the Galaxy and Beckham, left, came up with a deal for the former England captain to continue playing in Serie A until the end of the season. His initial loan deal ended on March 8 and a new deal was negotiated after Milan failed to meet the Galaxy's valuation for a full time transfer.
Now Beckham won't go back to the Galaxy until June 30, about halfway through the MLS season, and then hopes to return to Milan in November, when it is over.
Capello believes that his Serie A experience will make him sharper than if he had gone back to the Galaxy earlier because the standard of play in Italy is better.
"There is a difference," he told reporters. "The standard is different and it's important for him at this moment to play in Europe.
Not only in Milan but in Europe because it's different. (MLS) is not the same level as the Europeans - Italy, Spain, Germany or England for sure." Capello, who was also Beckham's coach at Real Madrid two seasons ago when the team won the Spanish league title, left the 33-year-old star out of his England squads when the MLS season ended last year and he wasn't playing competitive football.
He brought him back when the player moved on loan to Milan and began playing regularly again and Beckham equaled Bobby Moore's record 108 caps as an outfield player when he played in last month's 2-0 loss to Spain in a friendly. - Sapa-AP