Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is happy to work with incoming chief executive Ed Woodward.

Woodward is succeeding David Gill, who stepped down from the post last week.

A United source told the Mail on Sunday: "Sir Alex had a great relationship with David Gill but recognised the reasons why he left; he had to move on. He is now looking forward to an equally close, successful partnership with the new man. United have a history of making senior appointments from within the club."