David Beckham.

Beckham gives his take on the Reds

Tuesday 23 March 2021 15:30

Manchester United legend David Beckham believes any criticism aimed at his former club and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the Emirates FA Cup exit to Leicester City just goes with the territory.

Beckham, speaking to ESPN in the United States in his role as Inter Miami co-owner, knows his ex-colleague at Old Trafford will not be adversely affected by any negativity surrounding Sunday's defeat, our first loss on the road in domestic football since January 2020.

After guiding the Reds past another of Becks's former clubs in AC Milan, in the Europa League, and with the team sitting in second spot in the Premier League table, the reaction to the game at the King Power Stadium does seem to have been particularly harsh.

"I've seen some of the criticism," he admitted. "But I suppose, when you are a manager of Man United, when they've had success over the years that they've had, there was always going to be a point where people get criticised, whether it's the players, whether it's the owners, whether it's the manager.

“Ole's been in the game long enough to be able to take any kind of criticism. He's very quiet, he gets on with his job, and I think he's done an incredible job down at United.

"The results are starting to show that," he continued. "Hopefully it continues because the fans love Ole, we all love Ole and we all want him to do well.

“So when the criticism comes, he's one person that can take it."

United's taxing schedule takes a pause with the international break getting under way, with our next fixture in the Premier League on Sunday 4 April against Brighton & Hove Albion.