David Beckham speaks out on Erik Ten Hag and Qatari sale

Ex-footballer David Beckham was an ambassador for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which was held in Qatar.

Ex-footballer David Beckham was one of many stars in attendance at the Qatar Grand Prix’s sprint day on Saturday, where he was quizzed about Manchester United’s current situation.

Beckham is most famously known for having played for the British club during the early stages of his career, before moving to play abroad.

He is widely regarded as one of England’s greatest-ever players and has since gone onto become the founder and co-owner of American football club Inter Miami, who Lionel Messi just so happens to play for now.

Beckham does have significant ties with Qatar, having recently been an ambassador for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was controversially held in the Middle East nation.

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It’s not just Qatar hosting the recent World Cup which Beckham was a supporter of, as he is also seemingly in favour of Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani completing a takeover of Manchester Utd.

Sheikh Jassim is the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) and is the former Prime Minister of Qatar.

He’s currently going up against British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, in a battle to become to the famous team’s new owners, that is if current owners the Glazer family do go through with selling the club.

After a turbulent start to the season, the club did return to winning ways on Saturday, after bouncing back from being 1-0 down to defeat Brentford 2-1, courtesy of two late goals which came deep into added time.

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There have been huge doubts raised recently over manager Erik Ten Hag; however, Beckham believes that he is a “good coach”, with the current “noise around the club” making things more difficult than they need to be.

“I think he’s a good coach,” Beckham told Sky Sports. “It’s a difficult time at the moment but there’s a lot of noise around the club at the moment so it can’t be easy for him.

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“We all want that noise to go away and we all want a decision to be made. For the club, for the fans, for the players and for the manager as well, because we are one of the if not the biggest club in the world and we want stability, and I think that’s the most important thing.

“We all have our favourites of who we feel needs to run the club and look after the club and take the club back to where it belongs, but in our eyes, in the fans’ eyes, we’re number one and we want to be back at the top, and I believe I know the right people to do that.”

When asked if he was referring to Sheikh Jassim, the famous former footballer said “we’ll see” whilst smiling.