Wednesday, 21 May 2008

David Beckham Backs Manchester United To Win The Champions League

David Beckham claims he has rarely suffered from nerves, even before and during the biggest games of his career.

However, he conceded that he will be filled with tension and trepidation Wednesday morning (evening European time) - from the comfort of his own couch.

On Wednesday morning, Beckham will sit himself down in front of his television at his Beverly Hills home and barely move for the next two hours as Manchester United takes on Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final.

Beckham's love affair with United goes further back than his 12-year career at Old Trafford and stems from his father Ted's lifelong fascination with the club.

"Without a doubt I will be watching nervously,"
Beckham told Yahoo! Sports. "We have got a day off from training, so I will be enjoying that and sit in front of the television and hopefully watching Man United beat Chelsea."

"It will be an electric atmosphere and having two English teams in the European Cup final for the first time makes it extra special. I just hope United go and do it now."

"I always think Man United deserve to win everything because I am a United fan," he said. "They have got a great team, with great players all the way through the team - not just their top players.

"There is an incredible team spirit which flows with the history of the club, and the fans deserve things like this because they support the team like no other around the world."

Beckham was a key part of the 1999 United team that won the Champions League final to complete a remarkable and unprecedented treble in English football of three major trophies in one season. His efforts in the closing minutes helped Sir Alex Ferguson's side erase Bayern Munich's 1-0 lead heading into injury time and capture the European title with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dramatic winner.

While he admits that his affinity with United makes him biased, Beckham believes the Red Devils do hold a psychological edge over Chelsea after having held off the Blues' late-season charge to raise their second straight Premier League trophy.

"What helps is when you have already got some silverware under your belt," Beckham said. "That really settles you going into a big game like this because the European Cup final is a huge game.

"They have got the confidence of winning the league. They have got the top spot which is a huge thing in England. They have got a big lift and I hope they go and take this as well."

I know I will be cheering on Manchester United, even as an Arsenal fan as I hate Chelsea.

Go Red Devils.

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sunshine said...

Manchester wins the game! Tough game! wow, amazing!

Im really a big fan of manchster!

they did it again

ayuni said...

i hate chelsea too! lol

When terry missed the last penalti, i was jumping like an idiot

Man U won!!

Fashion Critic said...

me too and I am not even a man u fan.

but to see Terry cry like a baby made my season. I hate chelsea