Beckham backs Moyes and reveals plans for MLS team
Former Manchester United star David Beckham has backed David Moyes to his prove critics wrong. The new Old Trafford boss has created a legion of critics from within and outside Manchester United ranks that believe Moyes is up for a short and rough ride with the Red Devils.
The former England international refrained from answering questions on Ferguson’s new book, although the book includes a chapter about him as well. Beckham’s distant behavior from Ferguson didn’t keep the English star from providing support to the Moyes.
Talking to talkSPORT radio, Beckham admitted Moyes was experiencing a stuttering start to his life at Old Trafford. Beckham believes Moyes will soon settle down at Manchester United and live up to Ferguson’s expectations.
“I played with him [Moyes] during my loan spell at Preston and I've seen him progress as a manager over the years at Everton,” Beckham said. “I'm really happy for him that he got the job at United because he’s a really great person and he’s a talented manger. It's good to see him there and the United fans are behind him well which is a good thing.
“Whoever took over after Sir Alex Ferguson left it was always going to be a difficult time, a transitional time, but at the end of the day, it’s like when a player leaves, Manchester United are still Manchester United.
“Sir Alex has retired, but David Moyes has taken over, United always move on when they sell players and I’m sure they will with Moyes as manager now.”
Beckham also confirmed that Miami is “definitely a location I'm interested in” starting up one the latest franchises in Major League Soccer. The former Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy star revealed that he was in the advanced stages of making a decision of setting up his team.
Upon being pressed to talk about the Ferguson’s comments from the book, where the Manchester United boss said that Beckham brought down his career by marrying Spice Girl star Posh, the football icon said he would “not criticize Alex Ferguson” since he gave him the opportunity to complete his dream.
“I'm not going to sit here and be negative about a man who gave me the chance to play for my boyhood team, that I'd always dreamt of playing for,” Beckham added. “For me, like I said, he gave me the chance to do that. He believed in me, he believed in the rest of the young lads that came through with us.”