Beckham backs Solskjaer, says fans want him to continue


United initially appointed Solskjaer while they began a search for a new full-time boss but his results and the team’s massively-improved performances have put him in pole position for the job.

“It’s not down to me to decide,” said Beckham, “But look at the fans. They’ve loved all the time he has been the manager so far. They want that to continue.”

Beckham played with Solskjaer under Alex Ferguson during some of United’s most successful years and has no doubt his links to the club’s past have been crucial.

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“Ole has just come in. He gains that respect from the players because he had done it. He’d been there on the biggest stage and won, he’s been successful,” the former England captain said.

“As a manager he’s done it in a mature way, a way that is respected by not just younger people but older ones. Having the support of ‘The Boss’ (Ferguson) has also helped him and given him confidence. When you get results like he’s had, that’s great.

“To see someone that knows the club, that understands the club, come in and do as well as he has done has been great … what he’s done, makes us as ex-teammates very proud. It’s exciting.”

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