Manchester United legend David Beckham is adamant that the Red Devils will not succumb to the type of trophy drought that rivals Liverpool have suffered, the Reds failing to win the league title in 25 years.
United are currently third in the Premier League, two points off of league leaders Manchester City, with the current season representing a stark improvement to their previous two, having placed seventh and fourth in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
And Beckham, who is set to captain Britain next month in a UNICEF charity match against Ireland, struggles to see United suffering the same fate as Liverpool.
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According to the Daily Mail, he said: "I can't see that happening to Manchester United. I never think we'll not be in contention to win trophies."
The 40-year-old left United for La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2003 after eight years at Old Trafford - a spell that saw much success for the former England captain.
"There's too much embedded into this club to let it slip away like that," Beckham continued.
Beckham was part of the famous 'Class of 92', who were one of the most successful teams during Sir Alex Ferguson's 27-year reign at United.
Such fortunes have been amiss at the Theatre of Dreams lately, though. Since Ferguson's departure in 2013, United have largely struggled to secure a place in the Champions League, let along muster a title challenge.
There is hope, of course. As previously mentioned, United have performed far better this season, with Van Gaal's influence on the 20-time league champions growing.