Becks told The Times: “It’s no surprise to me that the manager’s proved everyone wrong again by winning the title. He is still the first into work and the last out. He’s been like that since I was a kid and now he’s built another team that he can pass on when he’s ready to step down. He’s the master.
“We’ve still not sat down for a proper talk and I’m not sure we ever will, but I’ll only ever speak fondly of him. I never really wanted to leave United but he gave me the chance to play for the club I always dreamt about at United. I owe him so much out of my career.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be in the right hands. He’s the sort of player they love at Old Trafford and, just like me after ’98, the manager and fans got right behind him.
“Chelsea will be hurt by not winning the league again and you can never write them off, but United are very confident. Gary Neville tells me there is a great togetherness, like we had back in 1999. I’m a Man United fan, I want them to win and I think they will.”