David Beckham tips Jose Mourinho to win the Premier League in his first season at Manchester United
The legend shares his optimism with the appointment ahead of the new season.
Manchester United legend David Beckham feels his former club is the favorite to win the Premier League title as Jose Mourinho takes charge as the new manager. Beckham believes Jose Mourinho’s objectivist approach is what United need right now and he is the undisputed candidate to bring glory days back to Old Trafford.
Expressing faith in the board’s decision to appoint him, David Beckham said in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News HQ, "I fully expect it to work. With Jose leaving Chelsea and now coming back into the Premier League with United, for me, it is a great move.”
Jose Mourinho replaced the sacked Dutchman Louis Van Gaal after growing consensus that his style of football was boring and unproductive. Early last season, David Beckham believed Van Gaal was capable and experienced enough to resolve the club’s woes following Sir Alex’s departure.
Looking forward, he said, "I had huge respect for Van Gaal, but it did not work out the way people expected it to. But I think at the end of the day, now it is a new start for United.
"We have had a couple over the last three or four years, which is not the Manchester United style, who are used to a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson being in there for so many years.
"We have had quite a lot of change over the last few years," he said. "So now with Jose in there, he knows what he wants and how to get it, he knows how to win titles.”
Beckham admitted that the Red Devils had lost their brooding presence on the field in the past few years. Furthermore, he outlined how a title would be an immediate fix in the process of resurrecting the club’s legacy, which on the contrary, seems to be fading.
He continued, "I think a title is what Man United definitely need to get back to and they need to get back to being feared again. Because we were always a club - and are still a club - that when teams come to Old Trafford, they know they are going to be up against it and they know they are probably going to lose. So that is what we need to get back to."
Eventually, he was asked about United’s chances of winning the title in the first season under new manager, and based on earlier premises, he seemed unwavered and tipped his former club saying, "I am going to have to say United. I will always be on that side of the fence."