David Beckham pleads for Louis Van Gaal patience

“The Premier League is the Premier League for the great players we bring in, the great teams, the money, the fans and the great characters that we have as managers. You want to see managers like that in the game.”

The 40-year-old Beckham won six Premier League titles and the 1999 Champions League — part of a treble-winning season, during his time at United under Ferguson.

Moyes lasted less than a year at United after Ferguson retired and Beckham said some sort of a downturn was all but assured.

“As a Man United fan, I always hoped we wouldn’t go through a slump, but it was inevitable,” Beckham said.

“When the manager (Ferguson) left that was always going to be a massive thing, but you also lost players like Keaney (Roy Keane), like Scholesy (Paul Scholes) — and Giggsy (Ryan Giggs) has stopped playing.

“You have lost such great characters through the team, and (former chief executive) David Gill stepped away from Manchester United. They are all integral parts of the club.

“We have had so much success over the last 20 years that if we don’t win something for one season or two seasons people talk about it being a crisis.

“Man United is Man United. It doesn’t matter if you love them or hate them, they are one of the biggest, if not the biggest, club in the world and you have to keep that reputation. The only way you can keep that reputation is by winning trophies.”

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