Beckham: I'll always love to watch United
David Beckham has spoken passionately about his immovable support of Manchester United and explained he will always love to watch the mighty Reds in action.
Becks made 394 senior appearances in total, scored 85 goals and won 12 trophies during his decorated playing career at United, all of which was managed by the great Sir Alex Ferguson.
David believes it is only natural that the team has struggled since our former Scottish boss retired in 2013, when a number of legendary players also bowed out around the same time, yet he remains an avid supporter and feels the good times are coming back with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm.
Becks finishes it with a flourish!Video
“I think when you're a club as big as Manchester United and you've had the amount of success that we had, there was always going to be a period where other clubs have some success,”Becks explained to Sky Sports, at the launch of his Major League Soccer franchise, Inter Miami.
“When that success is being had by City or Liverpool it's always going to be talked about. There was always going to be a transition period, especially when Alex Ferguson stepped down. You had David Gill working at the club too and the players who stopped playing, Giggsy, Scholesy and the Nevs, they all stopped playing, so there was always going to be a period when they weren't as successful.
“Is it hard to watch them now? No, because I'm a real Manchester United fan and whatever the situation, I love watching them play. But let's hope it doesn't last for too much longer that we go without trophies because we are one of the biggest clubs in the world and not many clubs have that tradition.”
On the subject of Solskjaer’s reign as United manager, Beckham heaped praise on his former team-mate and explained how the Norwegian has clearly picked up a defining trait of Sir Alex’s.
“I think he's doing a good job,” David said of Ole.
“The fact that he's stepped in and stepped up, and that he continues to be positive about players, he's got that from the boss.
“He would never criticise a player from his club and Ole has been exactly the same. He's still learning but he will protect his players and protect Manchester United. All of the fans will be behind him because he's a great person and because of what he's done for Manchester United over the years.”
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