Since Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Manchester United last month, almost everyone associated with the club has had their opinion.
Many are delighted with the arrival of ‘The Special One’ while some can’t forget his antics at previous clubs.
One man that is loving the appointment of Mourinho, though, is David Beckham.
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Beckham spent much of his career at Old Trafford and helped them to win six league titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League.
The midfielder had an indifferent relationship with legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson but is clearly very excited to see Mourinho return to England and manage at the Theatre of Dreams.
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Beckham on Mourinho
"I think it is perfect,” he said.
"Bringing Jose in, I loved him as a manager, bringing him back to the Premier League needed to happen.
"It's not the same without him. I can't wait to see him. I only hope I can go to the first game."
This isn’t Beckham’s first public declaration of love for Mourinho, though. After Louis van Gaal’s dismissal, the free-kick specialist spoke highly of the former Chelsea boss even before he was officially appointed.
"Unfortunately, this is how football is," the ex-England captain said of Van Gaal's dismissal.
"But there's no disputing Jose is one of the best managers in football.
"I love Jose. I think he's an incredible manager, a great person, and he's passionate about the game.
"The English public love him. The fans love seeing him on the sideline, they love his character."
Mourinho's first fixtures
Beckham ‘hopes’ he can attend Mourinho’s first match which will be at Wembley against Leicester in the Community Shield. If Beckham disregards the season’s curtain raiser, the Portuguese’s first fixture in the Premier League will be a tricky trip to Bournemouth on the opening weekend of the season.
And Mourinho won’t have to wait too long to renew his rivalry with Pep Guardiola with the Manchester derby scheduled for September 10 at Old Trafford.
With the Red Devils enduring three disappointing campaigns since Ferguson’s retirement, Mourinho is tasked with returning the glory days back to United.
Despite FA Cup triumph, Louis van Gaal could only manage a fifth-placed finish meaning the club will have to make do with Europa League football next term.
However, Mourinho will be hoping that with a few world-class additions, they will be back challenging for major honours once again. Eric Bailly has already been added to the ranks while it seems like it’s a matter of when, and not if, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
These two are likely to be joined by a few more quality signings as Mourinho attempts to win the club’s 14th Premier League trophy.
While he may need to prove himself to have the full backing of the entire fanbase, Mourinho has certainly won over plenty of club legends - including Mr. Beckham.
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