By Joe Bernstein For Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:43 BST, 19 October 2019 | Updated: 22:56 BST, 19 October 2019
Manchester United chief Ed Woodward wants to patch up his relationship with arch critic Gary Neville for the good of the club.
Woodward and the influential former United captain haven’t spoken for five months with Neville increasingly strident on television in blaming the executive vice-chairman for the slump in form at Old Trafford.
Ironically, United have made the relationship with academy players and former stars a central plank of their philosophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but are aware the strategy is weakened if there are difficulties with the “leader” of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Class of 92.
Ed Woodward is said to be keen to smooth out his relationship with Sky Sports' Gary Neville
Neville has been a strong critic of the Man United chief executive in his role as a pundit
The relationship between Neville and club was further strained by his purchase of Hotel