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Gary Neville. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Gary Neville. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Gary Neville. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

MANCHESTER United greats Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers have clubbed together to buy Salford City, subject to FA and league approval.

The deal for the club, who play in the Evo-Stik League Division One North, is due to be completed later in the summer.

Confirmation of a deal which has been rumoured for several weeks came yesterday as United rejected reports that members of the 'Class of 92' could front a takeover deal at Old Trafford.

The group have strong roots in the area and hope they can help others follow their dreams as they did.

"I had my first trial for Manchester United in Salford at age 11 and I will never forget how important that was to me," Gary Neville (inset) said.

"Salford City FC to me represents those early years, the commitment, hunger, enthusiasm, desire and spirit of football, and I am very excited about this venture."


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