?BECKS FALLS OUT WITH GIGGS'

Last updated : 12 January 2003 By Editor

Dad-to-be Ryan Giggs has been red carded by Man United team-mate David Beckham—for scoring with an old fiancée of one of the England star's closest pals.

Becks was stunned when the wiry winger announced last week that he was going to be a father—and that secret 24-year-old lover Stacey Cooke —pictured here for the first time, clearly showing her bump—was the mum.

And we can reveal that the news also shook Giggsy's family who hadn't even HEARD of Stacey and were expecting the mother to be his long-time love Emma Gardner.

But England skipper Becks (below) was more upset than most. Brunette Stacey is the ex of his close friend and former Man-U youth team player Dave Gardner. And heartbroken Emma is Dave's sister.

Now Becks has stopped socialising with old pal Giggs, 29.

The Welshman has also been shunned by other players who got on well with 26-year-old Dave—a popular Old Trafford figure who now runs the Elite Sports agency with Alex Ferguson's son Jason.

"This has caused problems in the dressing-room," a highly-placed source at the club told us.

"Becks and Giggsy used to be near neighbours and socialised. That doesn't happen any more.

"They haven't stopped speaking—after all, they have to talk during games— but they are not the friends they were. More like just work colleagues."

Giggs has even moved golf clubs, possibly to avoid bumping into his angry team-mates.

He used to play at the plush Marriott club in Worsley near Manchester. But recently he joined another local club less than half a mile away