Shilton: Becks should stay in Serie A for Fab

England's record appearance holder Peter Shilton believes David Beckham should repay manager Fabio Capello’s faith in him to resurrect his international career by sealing a permanent move to Italy with AC Milan. Beckham, who is currently enjoying a successful loan spell at the San Siro, is set to make his 108th appearance for England in Wednesday evening’s clash with Spain, equalling the record number of caps by an outfield player set by the late Bobby Moore. And former England glove-man Shilton, who has 125 international appearances to his name - a record now within Beckham’s sights - believes Serie A is where the LA Galaxy midfielder's future lies if he is to win a place in Capello's squad for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. In a video interview available to watch on, Shilton says: “I think he’s got to be playing at a different level to what he would do in the States. He’s not getting any younger and there’s a lot of competition around these days. “There’s been a lot of hype about the Milan thing. Wherever David goes there seems to be a lot of publicity about everything he does. We will have to wait and see what happens, whether he decides to try and make that a permanent move or whether he’s going back to the States.” Shilton feels Beckham has Capello to thank for prolonging his England career after his days appeared to be numbered under Steve McClaren's reign. “At one point we didn’t think David was going to get 100 having been left out by McClaren,” he said. “Certainly, he’s been rejuvenated since Fabio Capello has brought him back into the squad.” Shilton also made comparisons between Beckham and the man whose record he is set to equal, Bobby Moore. “He’s a different type of player to Bobby Moore. Obviously Bobby was a defender, World Cup winning captain, an absolute legend. “I think David’s from a different era in football with a different kind of image but he’s equally been very good for football as well.” England have made an impressive start under Capello in their World Cup qualifying campaign - winning their opening four matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding just three - and Shilton is full of praise for the new man in charge, who looks set to steer the Three Lions to South Africa. “I think the fans, like myself, have got a lot more confidence now but the job is only half done. “We all know, with a couple of defeats the old knives will be out again and people will be saying maybe he wasn’t the right choice. That’s football.”

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