David Beckham sends message to struggling Manchester United squad | Football

David Beckham expects more from Manchester United’s players (Picture: Getty Images)

David Beckham says Manchester United players should not to find any extra motivation for the upcoming FA Cup final, or for any game for that matter, saying every match should be treated as must-win.

The Red Devils are not in good form after a draw at home to Burnley was followed by a 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Those results have left them eighth in the Premier League table ahead of tough games against Arsenal, Newcastle United and Brighton to complete their league campaign.

After that comes an even more difficult test as they take on Manchester City in the FA Cup final, which could be a dream or nightmare end to the campaign.

Beckham has looked to remind the current Manchester United players that it is on them to be fully motivated at all times, whether it is the huge clash with City or any other contests, taking responsibility for their performances while their manager, Erik ten Hag, is under serious pressure.

‘You’d hope that the manager doesn’t have to do much,’ he told talkSPORT on what Erik ten Hag must do to rally his team.

‘I think that’s the whole point of being a Manchester United player and playing in these big games.

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Erik ten Hag’s job is under serious threat (Picture: Getty Images)

‘You know you should be motivated when you’re a professional footballer and you’re doing the job that you love and you’re at the club that you love.

‘Whether it’s a regular season game or whether it’s an FA Cup final against your rivals, that that should be enough motivation.

‘If it’s not then you’re in the wrong team and you’re playing the wrong sport.

Manchester United had a disastrous trip to Crystal Palace last time out (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I think at the end of the day, we went into every game, wherever it was a Youth Cup game, a friendly or a European Cup final with the same mentality and the same drive.

‘That’s what you’d hope any team and any player for Manchester United, go into an FA Cup final with.

‘I hope the current players can take inspiration from our achievements.’

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