David Beckham admits some of his previous haircuts have been ''mistakes''.

The soccer star is famous for regularly changing his look but admits now he wouldn't sport the mohican he had in 2002 or the cornrow style from 2003 again, though they ''felt good'' at the time.

He said: ''There have been one or two haircuts that were close to the mark, that I look back on and think were mistakes. Not mistakes, but different to what I'd do now. But I'm a lot older now.

''I think the cornrows were something a bit different, but I was in holiday mode when I had them done - I was with a friend who's a hairdresser and very good at cornrows. So I thought, 'Why not do that?' I think I'd had a glass of wine or two.

''And I'd have to say the mohican. I wouldn't do them now but at the time they felt good.''

Although David - who has four children with wife Victoria - feels ''special'' to have people imitate his style, he insists it isn't something he has ever set out to achieve.

He told Shortlist magazine: ''I never think of it like that, but obviously people have said that in the past. Of course, it's nice to have an influence over people. and throughout my career I've been able to do that with kids going into the game, but to do it outside my job makes me feel special.

''I don't get up and think, 'I'm going to wear this because it will make a statement.' I just wear what I want to wear.

''I don't really go into it too deeply. But it's great to have that kind of label. It's nice that people like what you wear most of the time and want to wear it.''