The footballer, who is a huge fan of the Manchester band, repeatedly attempted to convince bassist Mani and singer Ian Brown to pursue a reunion, according to The Sun.
A source told the tabloid: "David has always been a huge Stone Roses fan. 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."
They continued: "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."
The source added: "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.
"David was one of the first people to know it was going ahead when the boys finally got together for rehearsals again."
The group officially announced their reunion last month, as well as confirming three gigs in Manchester next June and the prospect of new material.
Since the announcement, a list of dates rumoured to be the band's official full European tour has leaked online, but has yet to be confirmed.
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