Many supporters believe that Scholes was more deserving of a place among the other greats already inducted into the Hall of Fame. Beckham beat Scholes, John Terry, and Patrick Vieira to seal the eighth spot.
One fan called it an “utter joke” Beckham was selected ahead of Scholes, while another called it “a crime not to include Scholes.”
Others pointed out that Scholes—who won 12 Premier League titles and spent all 20 years of his professional career at United—deserved credit for remaining loyal to one club.
Beckham reacted to his nomination on Instagram and called it an honour to be voted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
He said, “My career playing in the Premier League gave me some of the best moments of my life and it’s a privilege to be recognised in this way. Thank you to all the fans who voted for me.”
Beckham made 265 appearances for United under Sir Alex Ferguson, scored 62 goals and provided 80 assists in his stint at Old Trafford. He won six titles with Manchester United before moving to Real Madrid.