Rage of a Manager
In a fit of rage, David Beckham
has accused his Villa side of "being full of West Bromwich and Wolverhampton supporters" after they dropped to 16th in the table with a 4-1 loss against Liverpool at Anfield.
Now with 29 points taken from 23 games, the Villans find themselves closely flirting with relegation.
And the loss against Liverpool has obviously frustrated Beckham as the former England captain heavily criticized his side in the post-match conference.
"Liverpool are a great side but to lose 4-1 is humiliating," Beckham fumed. "We are now 16th in the table. We are close to relegation. I hope the players are happy. Isn't that what they want? Yes, I believe so. They want us to be relegated into the Championship, so I hope they are happy with where we are now.
"They are all probably a bunch of West Bromwich and Wolverhampton supporters, all joining Villa just to make sure we go down.
"They are all very happy we are in 16th place, all very happy we are close to the relegation places. Very happy, I assure you."
His comments, coated with heavy sarcasm, has prompted former Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan
to hit out at his former boss.
"David Beckham always likes to blame his players," said the 32-year-old, who now plays for West Ham. "I think maybe he should look at himself and review his own tactics.
"I have been at Aston Villa for a few years and I know a lot of people there who are one hundred percent dedicated to Villa and Villa alone. To accuse any one of them of being a rival fan only interested in seeing Villa go down is stupid and ridiculous.
"Beckham should keep his comments to himself unless he wants to make a fool out of himself in front of the media."