Becks has gone on to play for AC Milan and LA Galaxy and recently returned to Old Trafford to receive a battering in the Champions League. However, he has repeatedly reiterated his regret at leaving United when he did.
“I’ve never said that I’d never move away from Manchester, and I’ve never said that I’d end my career there,” Beckham said a fortnight before signing for Real Madrid. Clearly that attitude is one that came with the ego of youth and therefore he probably finds it easy to relate to Rooney’s current state of mind.
However, the former United man has insisted that the fans should be happy that Rooney still plays for the club.
“Wayne Rooney is a great talent wherever he plays – he’s always going to be a great player,” said Beckham. “But, as a Manchester United fan myself, the Manchester United supporters should be happy and it can be put to bed. I’m not surprised he’s staying at Manchester United because they’re the biggest club in the world. And he’s got the best manager that will look after him at all times. They’re the best fans in the world so at the end of the day it’s an easy decision.”
The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country's top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by experts on our new signings, and so much more. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.