LA Galaxy star David Beckham believes Real Madrid can beat Barcelona for the La Liga title this season.

There is still a long way to go, but Beckham believes Madrid can come out on top this season.

When asked who he thought out of Barca or Madrid would win the title, Beckham told Spanish television channel Antena 3: "As much as I respect Barcelona and think it's a great club, my heart is always with Real Madrid.

"So I believe that this year, with the manager they've got in, with Florentino (Perez, Madrid president) - I love Florentino who is such a great man and makes special things happen at the club - so with him there, with the players they've got at the club, I believe they will be number one this year."

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