David Beckham gives backing to Moyes

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David Beckham claims to be 'really happy' that David Moyes was appointed as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson, and hopes that the Manchester United fans continue to get behind their new manager.

Moyes was the choice of his predecessor after the Old Trafford icon took the decision to end his long association with the club, earning the position ahead of far more high-profile candidates.

The Scot has endured a mixed start to his time as Manchester United's chosen one, with last season's champions struggling to keep the pace with their rivals for the Premier League crown.

Manchester United are eight points behind leaders Arsenal after only nine games played, having recorded three defeats, and Moyes needs to turn around his fortunes sooner rather than later.

The former Everton boss, though, has the complete faith of Beckham, who experienced working with Moyes having spent time together at Preston when the former England captain was on loan from Manchester United.

"I played under him during my loan spell at Preston and I’ve seen him progress as a manager over the years at Everton," Beckham told talkSPORT.

"I’m really happy for him that he got the job at United, because he’s a really great person and he’s a talented manger.

"It’s good to see him there, and the United fans are behind him as well which is a good thing.

"Whoever took over after Sir Alex Ferguson left, it was always going to be a difficult time, a transitional time. But at the end of the day, it’s like when a player leaves, Manchester United are still Manchester United.

"Sir Alex has retired and David Moyes has taken over, United always move on when they sell players and I’m sure they will with Moyes as manager now."

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