Manchester United are on the verge of big changes after another disappointing season, but former midfielder David Beckham is hoping Cristiano Ronaldo will stay with them for at least another year.
nited’s 4-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend means they cannot finish higher than sixth.
The Old Trafford side have appointed Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik ten Hag to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick from the end of the current season, with the Dutchman expected to reshuffle the squad in the final season.
Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and Beckham, who also wore United’s number seven shirt, is hoping the 37-year-old striker stays on.
“It’s important to him – we all know how much United means to him. He’s still doing what he does best,” Beckham told Sky Sports at the Miami Grand Prix.
“Doing what he’s doing at his age is really incredible so hopefully it’ll continue like that for a year or two.”
Beckham, who won six Premier League titles at United, said fans have stayed by their side through difficult times, with United’s last league title coming in the 2012-2013 season.
“It was a tough end to the season. But it’s the end of the season, I’m sure a lot of fans will be grateful for that because it’s been a tough time – full of ups and downs,” he said.
“The players did what they do best and so did the manager. I showed up at the stadium a couple of months ago and all the seats were taken so the fans still think they’re supporting them, they’re coming for the team.”
“That’s what United fans do. There aren’t many teams that have gone through what they’ve been through in recent years and are still filling their stadium. There will be changes.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/david-beckham-backs-incredible-cristiano-ronaldo-to-continue-at-manchester-united-for-another-two-years-41629881.html David Beckham backs ‘incredible’ Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Manchester United for another two years