Asked by AFP if he would consider Moyes as the boss of his new team in Miami, Beckham said he did not expect the Scot to be out of work any time soon, despite a wretched start to life as United manager.

"I am more than happy with the job he is doing there," the former United and England star said on Wednesday, shortly after he confirmed his intention to own a football club in Miami.

"He's a great manager. I think he's the right man for the job. He's a manager that has gone into one of the biggest jobs in the world and there was always going to be a transitional period.

"But, for me, he's the right man for the job and things will turn around."

Moyes took over as United manager from Alex Ferguson in the summer but has struggled badly to inspire the Premier League champions, who were beaten at Stoke last weekend and lie seventh in the table.

They are 15 points off leaders Arsenal and have already lost eight times this season.

Beckham said he intends to be a "hands-on" owner when his US team is up and running, which should be in 2016 or 2017.

"My role will be owner, my role will be selecting players with the manager and with the other investors," he said.

Beckham, who fell out with Ferguson before being sold to Real Madrid, said he did not envisage English football's most successful manager being part of the Miami venture.

"Funnily enough no, he didn't call me or text me," he said.