Beckham: “There’s Only One Team In Manchester”

By on July 22, 2011

Manchester United’s legendary former right midfielder David Beckham and the clubs new £17 million signing Ashley Young are in agreement; the team at Old Trafford are the best team in Manchester, with the greatest history.

David Beckham, currently at LA Galaxy, spoke about his old clubs rivals and how they have been growing over the past few years into a team who will begin to challenge United. Of course, he acknowledged the progress they have made, and said that although they may be a threat next season and in years to come, they will never “be” Manchester United.

The 26 year-old had many happy years at United, winning six Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy and two FA Cups in 399 appearances. He never wanted to leave the club that had supported him through the good times and bad times in his career, and who brought him so much success, and he clearly still hold the club dear to his heart. He said of City:


“They’re bringing good players in, they’ve got strong people with a lot of money behind them, so they’re going to improve.”

“But they’ll never be Manchester United. They might be a threat this season but United have got the history, the silverware over the last 20 years. There’s only one team in Manchester but City I’m sure will be a team to look at going forward.”

Likewise, United’s new signing Ashley Young is equally enthusiastic about the club, and claims it was a “no-brainer” when he heard of their interest in him. He was not in a position to turn down one of the biggest clubs in the world, and the former Aston Villa winger is now looking forward to adding to United’s marvellous history:

“There was never any doubt once I knew United were interested. When one of the biggest clubs in the world comes after you, whether to sign for them or not is a no-brainer. I was delighted to hear about their interest. I just wanted to get my signature on the paper.”

“I have confidence in my own ability. I always said I wanted to play at the highest level. Manchester United is that. This move gives me the opportunity to play in the Champions League and go for a 20th title. That just says it all.”

“The history of the club is fantastic and I am delighted to be part of it.”

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