Inter Miami co-owner and President David Beckham backs a takeover of his original club Manchester United.
“At the moment, there’s no stability,” the longtime former midfielder for the Premier League club told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” in an interview aired Thursday. It’s time for someone to take over. Beckham has also denied reports that he will serve as ambassador for Manchester United if the club is sold to Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani. “At this time, there has been no discussion.” “At the moment there has been no discussion,” Beckham said. He was referring to Paris Saint-Germain where he played towards the end of his playing career, around the time that the Qatar Sports Investments Group bought the team. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)
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During the CNBC interview, Beckham also discussed his various other ventures, including his ongoing business partnership with Authentic Brands CEO Jamie Salter. Authentic Brands’ Authentic Studios was responsible for the production of “Beckham”, a Netflix docuseries that chronicles Beckham’s rise to stardom and marriage to Victoria Beckham. Authentic Brands previously took a majority stake in Beckham’s brand management firm, DB Ventures, in 2022.
Beckham’s success at Manchester United is featured prominently in the documentary.
The club has had a tumultuous last few years under the leadership of the American Glazer family, who took control of the Premiere League club in 2005. In November of last year, Manchester United announced that star player Cristiano Cristiano would be leaving the club after an interview in which he criticized Erik ten Haag and the Glazer Family. Ronaldo spent only one year with the club during his second stint there.
Manchester United is currently ranked 10th in the Premier League and sits at a record of four wins and four losses.
Soccer club Inter Miami, of which Beckham is part owner, signed a landmark deal with soccer superstar Lionel Messi earlier this year. Inter Miami, of which Beckham is a part owner, signed a landmark deal with soccer superstar Lionel Messi earlier this year.