Despite celebrating his birthday in style, football legend David Beckham and wife Victoria had a "blazing row" at a London restaurant this week, claims one paper.

The Daily Star has claimed Becks was furious that wife Victoria had organised a night out with her former band mates including Emma Bunton, MEL BROWN and GERI HALIWELL, when the Real Madrid player wanted to catch up with his male friends.

Beckham was keen to catch up with best mate GARY NEVILLE and watch Manchester United's Champions League semi-final match against AC Milan, according to the paper, and put on a sour face for much of the night.

"Experts" in body language told the paper that Beckham showed negative signs that meant his marriage to Victoria was "in trouble" on the night.

One said: "There was definitely an incident, something has happened and he is furious. I'm sure they had a blazing row."

However, onlookers reported that Beckham had a great night and was laughing and joking happily with his wife and others - and was even pictured leaving with his hand high on her thigh and a grin on his face at the end of the night.

A spokesman for the couple told the paper: "They could not be happier and any suggestion otherwise is absolute rubbish."

04/05/2007 15:28:58