Amused, David admitted: "That is the best thing I've ever heard!
"I've always bought her football kits. Whenever she comes down the stairs in them and says 'Mummy look', she gets the same kind of reaction.
"The other day, we were in the garden playing football and she came out in this really pretty dress and pink football boots. I took a photo and sent it to Victoria - and that was another dagger in the heart!
"Victoria says to me, 'Just let me have one of our kids. We have three boys and they all love football like you. Let one of them want to be like me.'
"But Harper does take after Victoria in a lot of ways."