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Landon Donovan's rip-roaring form for Everton pleases David Beckham, who says he's always rated his Galaxy teammate.

With Major League Soccer's lengthy offseason lasting four months, the Los Angeles Galaxy's two marquee players took the opportunity to play in loan spells in Europe.

David Beckham once again returned to AC Milan, like the Englishman did last year. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player has seen quite a bit of time on the right flank of a three-man offensive line, though he lost his spot to Mancini in the last two matches.

Contrary to last year, when he joined Bayern Munich for a short spell, Landon Donovan hooked up with Everton in the English Premier League. There, the American international is in scintillating form, scoring one goal and notching two assists in six matches.

More impressive is Everton's up-shoot in form since the 27-year-old arrived. In the 19 games the Toffees played before Donovan joined, the club earned 22 points, good for an average of 1.15 points per game. Since then, Everton has 13 points in six games, roughly 2.16 points per game.

The run has included wins over Chelsea and Manchester City and a respectable draw with Arsenal. His teammate's good form hasn't escaped the notice of Beckham.

“It's great to see that Landon's doing well,” Beckham said in a mixed zone following the Udinese win on Friday, as reported by Goal.com Italia. “I always said that given the chance, he's a very good footballer.”

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