Disney+ has announced former England captain David Beckham will star in an upcoming series.

The retired footballer who played for some of the world’s biggest clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain will mentor young grassroots footballers in the new factual series.

The streaming giant revealed Beckham will be returning to east London pitches where he first played the game as a child to support a side who are struggling to survive in the league in Save Our Squad.

Beckham and his team will take the players, their coach and their community on “an uplifting, transformative journey of a lifetime”, according to Disney.

The show will be made by production company Twenty Twenty and Studio 99, a production studio Beckham co-founded.

Beckham said: “It is fantastic to be making Save Our Squad with Twenty Twenty and to shine a light on the kind of grassroots football that I experienced growing up and which gave me so much at the start of my life in the game.

“I was so fortunate to have a long and successful playing career and now to have the opportunity to give back to these communities as a mentor is incredible.

“Developing and nurturing young talent is so important in the game and it is great to be working with Disney+ on this project.”

Wiltshire Times: David Beckham playing for Manchester United in 2003 (Phil Noble/PA)David Beckham playing for Manchester United in 2003 (Phil Noble/PA)

Sean Doyle, who will executive-produce for Disney, said: “We are so thrilled to welcome David Beckham to Disney+.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to show the importance and impact of grassroots football in communities in the UK.

“The series will be exciting, dramatic, uplifting and full of heart and courage – everything David had in his own playing days!”