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David Beckham sends Manchester United stars a warning, backing Erik ten Hag



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David Beckham has warned Manchester United’s stars as Erik ten Hag prepares his men to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

After a string of lacklustre performances in the Premier League, highlighted by a 1-1 draw against Burnley and a demoralizing 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace, Manchester United are now turning their focus back to Old Trafford.

Their upcoming challenge awaits as they prepare to host Arsenal on their home turf, with Mikel Arteta‘s squad deeply entrenched in the climax of what has been a captivating title race involving Manchester City and Liverpool.

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Despite Liverpool’s dip in form since their FA Cup loss against United in March, Arsenal and City have been trading blows throughout the remaining months of the campaign, with just one point separating the two.

However, it’s important to mention that City have a game in hand, facing Fulham on Saturday, a full 28 hours before the kick-off at Old Trafford. This fixture is significant for both sides, as United are also in pursuit of European football for the upcoming season.

Beckham’s warning

David Beckham, a club legend, has sent a warning to the United players ahead of the fixture against Arsenal, saying that if they are not motivated enough to play in such a fixture, maybe they shouldn’t be at United.

“You’d hope that the manager doesn’t have to do much. I think that’s the whole point of being a Manchester United player and playing in these big games – you should be motivated,” Beckham told talkSPORT.

“When you’re a professional footballer, and you’re doing the job you love, and you’re at the club you love, when you’re playing in any game, whether it’s a regular season game or whether it’s an FA Cup final against your rivals, that should be enough motivation.

“And, if it’s not, then you’re in the wrong team and you’re playing the wrong sport. We went into every game, whether it was a youth cup game, a friendly game, off-season or a European Cup final, with the same mentality and the same drive.”

Speaking further, Beckham then issued a message of support to the Dutch manager, explaining that he has the “right motives” to be in charge of Manchester United.

“We all know Erik’s a very qualified manager and a good manager and he has the right motives. We were lucky in our day that we had Sir Alex Ferguson, we were lucky that we had Eric Harrison and Jim Ryan and Nobby Stiles and all of these great managers and motivators.”