United’s ‘Baby-faced Assassin’, who spent 11 years at Old Trafford as a player between 1996 and 2007, has enjoyed much success as interim manager.
Beckham knows Solskjaer well from their time spent together at United.
And he insists Sir Alex Ferguson’s support has made a big difference too with their former manager backing Solskjaer to succeed too.
Last night’s 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Wolves was one blip in a mostly productive three months of the Norwegian’s reign.
A Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona still awaits them, while a top-four finish is now a very realistic possibility too.
Jose Mourinho’s man-management style drew plenty of criticism, but the current players are well on-board with Solskjaer – who is the favourite now for the permanent job – as our old team-mates.
Beckham has hailed the 46-year-old for his “mature” manner in leading the club back towards their former glory.
Beckham’s praise of the Red Devils’ interim manager comes as:
“As a manager he’s done it in a mature way”
Discussing the job Solskjaer has done so far, Beckham said: ”Ole has just come in – he gains that respect from the players because he has done it.
“He’s been there on the biggest stage and won, he’s been successful.
“As a manager he’s done it in a mature way, a way that is respected by not just younger people but older ones.
“Having the support of The Boss (Ferguson) has also helped him and given him confidence.
“When you get results like he’s had, that’s great.
“To see someone that knows the club, that understands the club, come in and do as well as he has done has been great.
“What he’s done makes us as ex-teammates very proud. It’s exciting.”
Solskjaer oversaw a club-record run of nine straight away wins in all competitions.
And while he is disappointed with the back-to-back defeats to Arsenal in the Premier League and Wolves in the FA Cup, after the international break, Solskjaer’s side have a chance to bounce back when they host Watford on Saturday, March 30.