Becks is the man behind ‘The Stone Roses’ reunion

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

London: David Beckham pushed for the big reunion of popular English rock band, ‘The Stone Roses’, according to reports.

The former Manchester United star stressed bass player Gary ‘Mani" Mounfield about the plan in LA earlier this year.

And then after his best pal Gary Neville’s testimonial in May, Beckham cornered frontman Ian Brown at Old Trafford on the thorny issue of reunion, the Sun reported.

“David has always been a huge Stone Roses fan,” a source close to David said.

“You’ve got to remember he was a young lad in Manchester when The Roses were a big deal. It was impossible to live there without being into the band.”

“Ian and Mani are Reds through and through so they all knew each other a bit back in the day.”

The source told how he pressurized Mani to get the band back together.

“David heard there was a chance the ice was thawing between Ian and guitarist John Squire and he got involved.”

“He told Mani in no uncertain terms he simply had to get the band back together.”

“He said he would be willing to ring all the boys and beg them to crack on. And when he saw Ian at Old Trafford a month later, he really laid it on thick and said that he would be willing to do anything to make it happen.”

So, evidently when the band announced their reunion last month, Beckham was one of the first people to know about it.

“David was one of the first people to know it was going ahead when the boys finally got together for rehearsals again,” the source added.

ANI