It’s no surprise that David Beckham thinks Jose Mourinho will turn around his beloved Manchester United.
He’s — surprise! — backing United to win the Premier League with his “head and heart”, and says if it’s not United it’ll be another one of the traditional giants.
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Beckham, 41, says Mourinho will be able to restore an intimidation factor at Old Trafford, where so many clubs have smashed road slumps since Alex Ferguson left in 2013.
And I think that 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.
The “still” part is up for debate, but Mourinho’s arrival alone will make the Theatre of Dreams more of a nightmare for opponents because let’s face it: if Mourinho took the reigns at a lesser club it would cause tactical worries for opposing bench bosses.
Beckham’s excited for the new big-name managers in the Premier League, and also spoke of Leicester’s run to the PL title. Read the entire interview here.