Inter Miami manager Phil Neville has disclosed that having David Beckham as a club owner is a big plus for him at the Major League Soccer (MLS) club. The former Everton and Manchester United utility player talked about Beckham and Inter Miami in a recent interview with Sky Sports as he pointed out that their relationship when it comes to football matters is professional despite their friendship.
David Beckham is a co-owner at Inter Miami who are in their third season in the MLS. He was instrumental to the appointment of Phil Neville as Inter Miami manager, but the former Three Lions of England captain has maintained that he didn’t influence the choice of Neville as manager. Phil Neville became the Inter Miami manager just before the start of the 2021 MLS season, but he was unable to take the team to the playoffs. The Englishman would be hoping to achieve a playoff spot for Inter Miami at the end of the 2022 MLS regular season which began at the end of last month.
Neville and Beckham have been friends for decades dating back to their time in the youth team at Manchester United in the early ‘90s. They were in the Manchester United youth set-up alongside Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. They were all instrumental to the dominance of Manchester United in English football in the 90s and the early 2000s including the treble-winning season (1998/99 season).
Manchester United made history by winning an unprecedented treble namely the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League titles. The Red Devils had won the Premier League title and the FA Cup title before they faced German team Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. They would go on to score twice in added time to overturn a first half deficit and beat the Germans 2-1 to lift the Champions League title and complete the unprecedented treble.