Manchester United are to have a new global ambassador as David Beckham is in line to take the role, according to reports.

The former Red Devils midfielder left United in 2003 - and retired from football earlier this month.

The 38-year-old is already an ambassador for Chinese football and Unicef as well as joining Sky Sports for the same role.

Beckham was also a key figure in securing the 2012 Olympic Games for London, and he took part in the opening ceremony for the Games last July.

The former England captain made the most outfield appearances in a Three Lions shirt during his glittering career, being capped 115 times and scoring 17 goals for his country.

If reports are true, Beckham will join Sir Alex Ferguson in an ambassadorial role after the long-serving manager also retired at the end of the season.

Ferguson was Beckham's first senior manager after the former AC Milan loanee joined United as a youth in 1991.

He spent 12 years at the club before leaving for Real Madrid where he made 155 appearances before leaving in 2007.

Beckham then joined LA Galaxy in a lucrative deal and while at the American club, he had two loan spells at AC Milan.

A five-month deal at PSG was signed at the end of January and Beckham made his last ever career appearance in a 3-1 home win over Brest earlier this month.


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