London: Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has backed under-fire manager Louis van Gaal. "He (Van Gaal) is an experienced manager with a great reputation in the game.

Sometimes it takes time. It is not easy being manager of Man United. We have to look at results, we have to look at the way we play, we have to listen to fans — the people that really matter at the club — and I only hear great things about him as a person, as a manager, as a coach.

I have met him once before and he treated me unbelievably well. He is manager of United so there is always going to be criticism, but at the end of the season, let’s see what happens."