As question marks over Cristiano Ronaldo's future in Manchester United linger, David Beckham said that he hopes the footballer stays with the club for "another year or two."

In an otherwise bleak campaign for the Red Devils, Ronaldo has been a shining light. His teammates know that they have missed out on Champions League football due to their recent dismal displays, reported Mirror.

After a 4-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening, their hopes of securing Champions League football for next season officially drew to a close, according to Manchester Evening News.

Beckham revealed that he has been impressed with Ronaldo's performances this season. In an interview with Sky Sports, the former England captain said that Ronaldo is "one of the best players over the last 15 years with Leo (Lionel Messi)". According to him, to hopefully see Ronaldo stay on at Manchester United is "important for the fans." He thinks that it is important to Ronaldo too and people know how much Manchester United "means to him."

He feels that Ronaldo "is still doing what he does best; scoring goals and creating." Further appreciating the 37-year-old, who signed a two-year contract upon his arrival last summer, Beckham said that to be doing what he is "doing at his age is really incredible, so hopefully it continues and he stays for another year or two."

Ronaldo has been let down by others around him within the Manchester United dressing room despite having 18 goals in the Premier League alone this term.

Meanwhile, Beckham also said that he thinks there are changes that needed to be made and "changes that are happening, and we have seen that." He noted that it was a "tough end to the season." He added that the season "has been full of ups and downs and the players have done what they could do best, and so has the manager as well."

Beckham praised Manchester United's fans saying that the fans still believe, still support and they will always turn up for the team because it is "what the United fans do." He feels that there are not many other teams that have gone through "what they have gone through in the last few years and are still filling out their stadium," and that it says a lot about the fans.

Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images