‘David Beckham would still walk into this Manchester United team’: Fans wax lyrical about former midfielder’s performance against Bayern Munich Legends on Old Trafford return
- Manchester United legends defeated Bayern Munich legends in a charity clash
- David Beckham returned to the ground where he made his name and dazzled
- The former midfielder scored the final goal in an emphatic 5-0 victory
- Fans began to wax lyrical and suggest Beckham could still play for the team
Beckham was one of several returning big names for the showpiece event, which saw a reunion of the historic Treble winning side of 1999.
The game itself was a re-run of the famous Champions League final which United won in Barcelona, and Beckham put it a performance which led many fans to suggest he could still get in the team today.
David Beckham put in an all-action performance as Manchester United legends beat Bayern
The 44-year-old scored the final goal of the game as the Red Devils took a huge 5-0 victory
Following their poor finish to the Premier League season, in which they missed out on Champions League qualification, many United supporters ended the campaign with low morale and many questions have been asked of the current crop of stars.
With wingers on the list of targets this summer, fans took to social media to compare Beckham’s ability with what is currently on offer in the side.
Ashley Young came in for criticism, with fans nothing how much his final ball delivery has dropped off in recent years.
‘David Beckham would genuinely improve the right side of our attack,’ wrote one disgruntled supporter, while others noted just how many crosses he put into the box during the charity match.
After popping up in the dying moments to send the ‘keeper the wrong way to score, Beckham displayed a high level of fitness despite being away from the game for many years.
Some spectators noted Beckham’s fitness to be ‘insane,’ as others commenting upon his link-up play with Gary Neville on the flank.
The match took place in order to raise money for the Manchester United foundation, more information on which can be found here.