Collymore claims that the return of the former midfielder in some sort of capacity with the academy would galvanise the youth options available to the club.
“Even if it was just part-time - If the most famous footballer in the world walks through the door – if he puts an arm around a youngster and says United are the place you need to be – United aren’t going to miss out to Chelsea or City,” said Collymore.
Beckham’s profile would certainly give United an edge in the respect that it would help them in terms of him being a persuasive figure.
He’s played football all over the world, but he developed tremendously under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford before moving to Real Madrid.
It’s a tactic that Manchester City deployed with Patrick Vieira and it would certainly give United plenty of pulling power.
It would also make the club more appealing to foreign youngsters with Beckham’s ability to speak Spanish and his time in France with PSG, giving him experience in terms of his background in other countries.
Whether it would be possible considering his current commitments is difficult to judge but it makes a lot of sense in terms of what it could mean for Manchester United.
There is an argument to suggest that the academy and youth team setups at United aren’t in bad condition already.
James Wilson, Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair, Adnan Januzaj and more are all examples of good quality players who developed without the influence of David Beckham at the club.
However, if it’s possible, there’s no harm in having a helping hand from one of the club’s most famous supporters.