David Beckham explains what ‘should happen’ at Manchester United after Sir Jim Ratcliffe arrival

The 48-year-old was a key figure for United in the 1990s. He helped Sir Alex Ferguson lift six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and one European Cup before leaving to join Real Madrid.

He told Sportstar : “I am a true Manchester United fan who only wants the good for our club and only wants us to get back to top level again. But that has to start at the top. It has to start with ownership.

“We have talked about the change that should happen. I have been very vocal about Manchester United needing a change.

“When Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013, there was always going to be a dip. You cant stay at the top level.

“But we stayed put for the amount of years because we had the stability of having someone like Sir Alex Ferguson, our manager. Now we have had quite a few managers over the last 10 years and that is unfortunate because it brings the stability that we had with Sir Alex Ferguson, you dont have that anymore. It shows in the way we play.”

But while Beckham was damning of the situation United were in, he still maintained the size and stature of United. It is a club that still clearly means a lot to him.