Miami, May 9: Former Manchester United star player David Beckham has predicted “changes” at the club as the fallout from their horrific loss to Brighton continues. He added that things will improve after changes this summer, including the arrival of new coach Erik ten Hag from Ajax.
Manchester United legend Beckham was one of the guests at a star-studded F1 Grand Prix in Miami, where he was asked for his opinion on the current situation at his former club.
After posing in pit lane for an iconic photo alongside sports royalty Lewis Hamilton, Michael Jordan and Tom Brady, the former United midfielder was asked by Sky Sports for his thoughts on the club of his boyhood, where he made 394 appearances and was very influential. in the 1999 Treble-winning campaign.
“I think changes have to be made and changes are taking place,” he admitted.
“There aren’t many other teams that could have gone through what they’ve been through the last couple of years and still pack the stadium. It says a lot about the fans and what they believe in,” he said.
“They still show up at the stadium. I showed up a few months ago and all the seats were full. So the fans still believe, they still support and they will always come to the team.” The former England captain was also asked about the man who inherited the number 7 shirt from him, Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Portuguese international’s outstanding contribution of 24 goals since rejoining the club this season from Juventus.
Beckham said he is hopeful the striker will stay at Old Trafford and continue to excite fans on a regular basis.
“Cristiano is obviously one of the best players of the last 15 years, with Leo (Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi). Seeing him stay, hopefully at United, is important for the fans. I think it’s important for We all know how much Manchester United means to him,” Beckham told Sky Sports.
He keeps doing what he does best, scoring goals and creating and that’s what Cristiano does, even at his age. To be doing what he’s doing is really amazing. Hopefully he continues and hopefully stays for another year or two,” he said.
Beckham, co-owner of MLS side Inter Miami, watched as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, the reigning F1 champion, won the race ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in second place. It was the inaugural Grand Prix in Florida and generated a great deal of media interest.