Former England captain David Beckham has sprung to the defence of his old club Manchester United’s 2011 title-winning team by revealing that the current squad is one of the best the club has ever seen. With manager Sir Alex Ferguson leading his Red Devils to a record-breaking 19th Premier League title this season, Manchester United overcoming a brave late comeback from London side Chelsea to lift the trophy, the club have nevertheless been criticised for being a little less adventurous up front than previous United teams more full of flair and creativity.
Beckham, however, believes that the proof of this United team’s quality lies both in their unbeaten home record this season in the league and in the trophies they have already won and those they now stand a decent chance of winning, with the Red Devils currently preparing to take on Barcelona this weekend at Wembley in the Champions League final.
David Beckham did, of course, win a number of trophies while at Old Trafford before he moved abroad to take on the challenge of Real Madrid, the midfielder lifting a total of six Premier League trophies. Beckham joined the club in 1992 after breaking through the youth team along with a number of other stars including Ryan Giggs and was part of a golden era for the Manchester club. Such is the player’s fondness for the club that, since leaving Old Trafford, the former England captain has refused to make a return to England to play for another Premier League club, despite training earlier this year with Spurs.
With Beckham, who now plays for American side LA Galaxy and has played an important role in promoting soccer throughout North America, stating that Ferguson is still at the top of his game in the managerial hot-seat, despite approaching retirment age, the midfielder would appear to be one of a small minority who genuinely believe that United can upset all the odds this weekend by beating the La Liga champions in London.
Whether Barcelona, who have dominated in Spain and in Europe so far this season, despite the best efforts of Jose Mourinho and his men at Real Madrid, can be derailed in their ambition to secure another historic Champions League title is, of course, another matter entirely.
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