David Beckham tells Man United how to save their season

David Beckham says Manchester United should focus on winning the FA Cup this season

David Beckham believes that winning the FA Cup would go some way towards salvaging an otherwise disappointing season for Manchester United.

The Red Devils have come in for plenty of criticism for their below-par displays this season and currently find themselves sixth in the Premier League table and six points adrift of the top four heading into the final 12 games of the campaign.

Louis van Gaal has found himself under intense pressure at Old Trafford in recent weeks but the Red Devils went some way to ease some of the speculation about the Dutchman’s future by beating Shrewsbury Town 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday night.

United finished fourth but failed to win a trophy in Van Gaal’s first season in charge at the club – and former Red Devils midfielder Beckham feels that his old side should be taking the FA Cup seriously this season.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Beckham said: “It has been a disappointing season so far obviously because of the performances and the way we have played in certain games, but any silverware at the end of the year or any good run in any competition is successful.

“Unless you win everything at Man United as fan and as a player you never think it is going to be enough, but at the end of a year where there has been a lot of criticism and the performances haven’t been as good, to come away and be in an FA Cup final… there is nothing you enjoy more than going down to London, getting ready in your FA Cup suit and playing in these games.”

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