Manchester United icon David Beckham has stated that he expects new manager Louis van Gaal to be a success at the club. The Dutchman was named as the replacement for David Moyes after weeks of negotiation. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager is currently in charge of the Dutch national team, but he has announced his decision to step down from the role after the World Cup 2014. He is one of the top managers in world football after having won several trophies including the Champions League.
Beckham, who was critical of United’s decision to sack David Moyes after just 10 months in charge, said that he expects van Gaal to bring stability back to the club. He also says that it would not be surprising if United started challenging for titles once again from next season. The club finished in a disappointing seventh place and they will be without any form of European football for the first time in more than two decades. Beckham recently announced his decision to be part of the MLS. He will be starting a new franchise in the MLS, but the work has been hit by several groups opposing his decision to start a stadium in the Port of Miami.
“He has got a history of working with young players, bringing players through academy systems at places like Ajax. That can only be great for Manchester United. As a Manchester United fan and for Manchester United as a club, to have someone like this with his pedigree – he has worked with some of the biggest and best players in the world,” said Beckham.
After becoming the manager, Louis van Gaal stated that he is confident that the club can start challenging for the Premier league title in his first season at the club.