Former Manchester United star, David Beckham has emphasized the importance of intrinsic motivation for the Red Devils, stating that every match, including the upcoming FA Cup final against Manchester City, should be approached with a must-win mentality.

Beckham’s remarks come amid a challenging period for the team, with recent disappointing results leaving them in eighth place in the Premier League standings.

Despite the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag, Beckham believes that players should take personal responsibility for their performances and find motivation within themselves, rather than relying solely on external factors.

Reflecting on his own experiences, Beckham stressed the significance of maintaining a consistent mindset regardless of the occasion, drawing inspiration from past achievements to fuel their determination.

As Manchester United prepares for crucial encounters ahead, Beckham’s words serve as a reminder for players to embody the club’s ethos and rise to the occasion with unwavering passion and commitment.

“You’d hope that the manager [Ten Hag] doesn’t have to do much,” Beckham told talkSPORT.

“I think that’s the whole point of being a Manchester United player and playing in these big games.

“You know you should be motivated when you’re a professional footballer and you’re doing the job that you love and you’re at the club that you love.

“Whether it’s a regular season game or whether it’s an FA Cup final against your rivals, that should be enough motivation.

“If it’s not then you’re on the wrong team and you’re playing the wrong sport.

“I think at the end of the day, we went into every game, whether it was a Youth Cup game, a friendly or a European Cup final with the same mentality and the same drive.

“That’s what you’d hope any team and any player for Manchester United, go into an FA Cup final with.

“I hope the current players can take inspiration from our achievements.”

Man United will face Man City in the FA Cup final on May 25.