Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has praised the squad’s ‘togetherness’ ahead of their crucial clash with Arsenal.

Man United travel to the Emirates Stadium hoping to maintain top spot on the league and Beckham has enjoyed watching the reds this season.

The former winger has been a huge United fan since a young age and, despite leaving the club in 2003, continues to keep a close eye on proceedings. The 40-year-old won all there is to win during his time at United and was part of some great teams and he feels the current crop of players share the same team spirit.

Speaking to manutd.com, Beckham said: “I think it’s exciting at the moment because there are a lot of young players who have come into the team,”

“You’ve got Wayne [Rooney] leading the line and everything seems to be coming together at the moment. I think it’s important we have that togetherness that obviously we had back in my day and that all Manchester United teams have had – we seem to have that which is great.”

Beckham was lucky enough to be at United at a time when Sir Alex Ferguson was promoting his youngsters and giving them opportunities. Louis van Gaal is now starting to do something similar, with the likes of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial being given the chance to prove themselves.

Beckham added: “Let’s hope the young players that the manager has brought in continue to play the way they’re playing.”

A win away to Arsenal would be a huge boost for United who are trying to stay calm despite being top of the league. Another three points at the Emirates Stadium would give United reason to start being optimistic and they can really start to think about challenging for the league title.

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