David Beckham hopes Rooney sticks with United
The saga surrounding Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has become an extremely thorny issue for both the club, the player as well as those associated with the two and now, former United favorite David Beckham has thrown his hat into the sag by stating that the England international is better off staying put at Old Trafford.
United’s Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring the situation with the 27 year old who is valued by his club at £ 25 million and his future was thrown into further complication with new United chief executive officer Ed Woodward stating the club has no plans to discuss a contract extension with the player.
And David Beckham, who was a part of the famous Fergie’s Fledglings, the Class of ’92 that went from winning the FA Youth Cup to help United become the most dominant force English football has ever seen has stated that the player should not be looking for a move.
Beckham, who won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the 1999 UEFA Champions League during his stint at the club, fell fowl of the club’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson and had to leave the club under acrimonious circumstances. He went to Real Madrid where he won just one trophy before he went on to finish his career playing for Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris saint Germain.
Speaking to the media, fashion icon stated that he hopes Wayne Rooney stays at Manchester United because he is an extremely talented player and he sees him as a Manchester United player. David Beckham went on to add that the decision finally rests with him but as a Manchester United fan, he wants the best players to stay at the club and believes he will ultimately stay at Old Trafford