LOS ANGELES — Manchester United football legend David Beckham has urged the club to sign Wesley Sneijder to replace the retired Paul Scholes.
Sir Alex Ferguson had targeted the Holland playmaker this summer but the move stalled after Inter Milan demanded £35 million for their star midfielder.
But Beckham, who played for LA Galaxy as they lost to Manchester City 7-6 on penalties on Sunday night, believed his former club should persist with their chase of Sneijder as he was the man capable of filling the gaping hole in United’s midfield.
“Scholes is the one player they want to replace,” Beckham said. “He is such a great talent and he will be missed. They’re going to have to get someone special.
“There’s a lot of talk about Wesley Sneijder. He’s such a talented player, a great guy as well. I’m sure he would fit right into a United team.”
Former England skipper Beckham also said he believes he has at least two more years left before retirement.
The 36-year-old has a year to run on his current contract with LA Galaxy and hinted he may be willing to extend that deal to finish his career in the United States.
“I still feel good, I feel healthy. I’m still enjoying getting up in the morning to go training,” he told various newspapers. “Yes (I have), one, maybe two, more years.
“Until I get up and don’t feel the same, I’ll continue. I still have to play at a certain level but I think I can do that.
“This is the last year in my contract but I enjoy playing in this league, for this franchise, with the players we have and with Bruce Arena as my manager.” — Daily Mail