Graham Potter's men ran out 4-0 winners over the Seagulls in Saturday's Premier League game.
It demonstrated the enormity of the task that awaits incoming manager Erik ten Hag.
Following the visit of Crystal Palace in two weeks, the Dutchman will become United's next permanent manager. But the Red Devils' humiliation at Brighton left little doubt about how much he needs to change to recover their standing.
Beckham has also asked that these improvements take place over the summer, following a disastrous campaign. When Ten Hag eventually arrives, the United legend knows he will have a lot of work ahead of him.
Beckham also hailed the United supporters for continuing to follow their team amid their struggles this term. And like those fans, the current owner of Inter Miami is happy to see United reach the end of the season.
“I think there are changes to be made and changes that are happening. We’ve seen that. It’s been a tough end to the season. But it is the end of the season and I’m sure a lot of the fans are thankful for that because it’s been a tough one – full of ups and downs, "Beckham told Sky Sports.
“The players have done what they can do best, and so has the manager as well." I turned up at the stadium a few months back and every seat was filled, so the fans still believe, they support, they turn up for the team.
It’s what United fans do. There are not many other teams that have gone through what they’ve gone through in the last few years and are still filling out their stadium. So that says a lot about the fans. There will be changes.
There have been rumours that one of those changes could be the exit of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese attacker returned to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window and has arguably been United’s best player this term.
He has scored 24 goals in all competitions, but there has been some concern that he could depart when Ten Hag takes over. Beckham, though, hopes that does not transpire and believes he should remain at United.
“Obviously Cristiano is one of the best players over the last 15 years, with Leo [Messi]. To see him stay on, hopefully at United, is important for the fans. It’s important to him – we all know how much Man United means to him,” Beckham said.
“He’s still doing what he does best, scoring goals. That’s what Cristiano does. To be doing what he’s doing at his age is really incredible, so hopefully it continues for another year or two.”
United have just one game remaining, the visit of Crystal Palace in two weeks’ time. Once that match is out of the way, the Red Devils can put their full focus on the changes Beckham and Ten Hag would like to see.
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