David Beckham admits that he was “astonished” to see Alexis Sanchez move from Arsenal to Manchester United this January. Sanches secured himself a free transfer to Old Trafford earlier this month as part of a swap deal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading the other way to North London.
Beckham did admit that he did not expect the deal to go through but has backed the Chilean to excel at his former club.
The former England captain, was speaking at the launch of his Major Soccer franchise in Miami said: “I still can’t believe it’s happened, to be honest.
“When he’s been part of a club as big as Arsenal and then he moves a few hours away up north to the biggest club, it’s astonishing to see.
“We all wish him luck. I’m a Manchester United fan so I am excited about having someone of his talent wearing a Manchester United shirt- so it’s exciting times for us.”
Beckham also said he supports current manager Jose Mourinho, who recently signed a contract extension committing himself to United until 2020.
“Of course he’s the right fit for Manchester United,” said Beckham. “We’re talking about Jose Mourinho. He’s one of the best managers in the game.
He further added: “Everyone is going to have their own opinion of [Mourinho] as a manager, him as a person, him as an individual. But is he the right person to lead Manchester United? Yes, of course he is.”
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