Steve McClaren has dropped David Beckham from his first England squad. OK, Stevie Mac, we get the picture â€“ you’re your own man. But is this decision a message to the national press (the message being, ‘I’ve stepped out of Sven’s shadow at lastâ€¦’) or a genuine decision based on McClaren’s belief that Beckham can no longer cut it at international level? I’ve a horrible feeling it’s the former, which would be a shame if it’s the case, as I still think Beckham can offer the England team a lot as a squad player.
Would you have dropped him too?