Beckham: Cantona praised my Wimbledon strike

David Beckham has declared his goal against Wimbledon in 1996 as one of the best moments of his career.

The former England captain was in Malaysia for the official launch of global leader in beverage alcohol Diageo’s Haig Club in the country when he was quizzed on the best three moments of his career.

"The goal against Wimbledon, the halfway line goal I scored when I was 21 years old, was an amazing moment,” the former Manchester United midfielder told reporters during a press conference at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

“It went around to so many people, and the best moment of that was Eric Cantona coming up to me and saying, 'great goal'.”

Beckham, who ended his professional football career in 2013, also named two occasions with The Three Lions as his greatest moments.

"The second one would have to be the goal against Greece that took England through to the World Cup finals.

"I'm a very patriotic person, so to score a goal like that at Old Trafford was one of my biggest moments.

"And for the last one, I would have to say being given the captain's armband for England.

"To be a proud Englishman and to be told you are going to lead your country into the World Cups and into games, it doesn't get any better than that.”