David Beckham has paid tribute to Sir Tom Finney as an “England great” and a “true gentleman”.
Beckham, who played on loan for Preston North End from Manchester United for five games during the 1994–95 season, wrote the message on his Facebook page after flying home from the Philippines.
He wrote: “Just landed and heard the sad news that Sir Tom Finney had passed away.
“I was lucky enough to have met him when I was on loan at Preston and he was not just an England great but a true gentleman. My thoughts are with his family.”