Justin Timberlake has found himself a new bunch of friends in England - top soccer stars from Manchester United.

After his concert at SHEFFIELD ARENA on Wednesday (07MAY03), the LIKE I LOVE YOU heart-throb sped away to Manchester's SUGAR LOUNGE club to party the night away with Man Utd stars including David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and GARY NEVILLE.

A spy in the camp let slip that, "Justin has been a fan of David and Man U for years and finally got to have dinner with him last Sunday (04MAY03).

"He's staying in Manchester's LOWRY HOTEL all this week during the northern leg of his UK tour. Over the meal David invited Justin to come and hang out with the team after his live show on Wednesday.

"They both love sport, music and fashion and are becoming best pals."

The source adds, "Justin was like a kid in a sweet shop when he met the team. It's funny seeing a big star turn into a fan."

09/05/2003 14:13