Man Utd will push Chelsea 'very close' - Beckham

April 5, 2006

David Beckham has tipped former club Manchester United to push Chelsea 'very close' in the race for the Premiership.

England and Real Madrid midfielder Beckham has watched his former Old Trafford team-mates reduce Chelsea's lead at the top to seven points.

And he told the Daily Mirror: 'I think it can go all the way to the wire, I really do. You never know because Chelsea still have a seven-point advantage but I do think it is going to be very close because United are playing well.

'Their performances are great, they are scoring goals and they have so many players within the team who can get goals like Wayne Rooney, Ruud (van Nistelrooy) and (Louis) Saha. And they are all playing well.

'Chelsea have got a great team and a strong manager so we will see but I think United are on a roll and it's going to be much closer than people expect.

'I am really looking forward to seeing what happens.'