Becks begs Wayne to stay at United

Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By MIKE MCGRATH

DAVID BECK­HAM has begged Wayne Rooney to stay at Manch­ester United.

Gold­en­balls ad­mits the striker’s de­ci­sion is in his own hands af­ter fall­ing out with Alex Fer­gu­son last sea­son.

But he is des­per­ate for Rooney to re­main for the sake of the club’s fans.

Red Devils le­gend Becks said: “I hope he stays as Wayne is such a tal­ented player and I see him as a Manch­ester United player.

“It will be his de­ci­sion and his de­ci­sion only, but as a Manch­ester United fan I want the best play­ers at the club and I hope he stays.”

Beck­ham in­sists United can win the Pre­mier League ti­tle again next sea­son de­spite Fergie leav­ing and David Moyes tak­ing charge.

He added: “It will be in­ter­est­ing this year as there have been so many changes in the Pre­mier League.

“Jose Mour­inho com­ing back to Chelsea is ex­cit­ing, but I still think United are go­ing to win the league.

“I think David Moyes has had a lot of men­tor­ing from Sir Alex Fer­gu­son over the years and I’m sure he has been one of th­ese man­agers who has al­ways picked up the phone to the boss.

“Who­ever took over at United, it was al­ways go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult job be­cause of what the boss brought to the club and the game around the world.


“But the same play­ers are there and I’m sure there will be a few more added over the next few weeks.”

Beck­ham, 38, is ex­plor­ing the prospect of own­ing an MLS team in Amer­ica.

But plenty of his for­mer United team-mates are still at the club – and he reck­ons that is why Moyes will fine. He added: “That is what is im­por­tant about a legacy and United have the big­gest.

“When you talk about legacy, you have Ryan Giggs who has been there for so many years and who play­ers go to.

“Phil Neville has gone back – he is such a tal­ented per­son and coach.

“Gary Neville was in­volved, Nicky Butt is still there. There are so many young play­ers who re­spect them. It is im­por­tant to have that.”

WIN­NER: Becks says Moyes can guide United to an­other ti­tle

WANT­AWAY: Ben­teke is due back in train­ing this week

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