Manchester United great: Red Devils will never endure a barren title spell like Liverpool have

December 30, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Manchester United in 2012/2013 David Beckham is sure Manchester United will not fade away and go decades without a Premier League trophy as their great rivals Liverpool have done.Ten years after Beckham left Old Trafford, United enhanced their standing as the most successful team in England when they lifted their 20th title, moving them two ahead of foes Liverpool in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.United have struggled ever since, with David Moyes leading the club to seventh place before Louis van Gaal steadied the ship and took the Red Devils back into the Champions League.Liverpool threatened to move level with United the season after Ferguson left, but Steven Gerrard’s untimely slip went a long way to ensuring the title went to Manchester City in 2014.The once-dominant Merseyside club have now gone 25 years without lifting the biggest trophy in the domestic arena. Some pundits are predicting a similarly fallow period for United, but Beckham is optimistic about the future at Old Trafford.“I can’t see that happening to Manchester United,” the former United midfielder said when asked if the club could go through such a barren patch as Liverpool have done.“I never think that we will not be in contention for winning trophies because there is too much history, there is too much embedded into this club to let it just slip away like that.”As Beckham knows, even Ferguson went through occasional dry patches with United.The 40-year-old, speaking at a press conference to publicise a UNICEF charity match at Old Trafford, did not win any silverware in three of his 11 years as a professional at the club.“We have been spoiled over the last 20 years,” said Beckham, who played 394 times for United after graduating from the club’s famed academy.“We have been so successful and then the manager and [former chief executive] David Gill leave, then there is a number of players that retired like Scholesy and Giggsy. No matter what club it is, no matter how much money you have behind you, there is going to be a dip in trophies, but unfortunately when you are Manchester United, you can’t really have that and there are tough moments.” 1last_img



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