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Class of 92 shake on deal for Salford City FC

by Elaine Willcox

Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have exchanged on a deal to acquire Salford City Football Club.

Members of United's famous Class of '92 were in talks to buy the First Division North club and now, subject to Football Association and League approval, the deal has been agreed which is expected to be completed this summer.

In a statement, the five say that they grew up at United, have a great love of the club and remain fans.

Find out more on their love of the club here

I had my first trial for Manchester United in Salford at age 11 and I will never forget how important that was to me. Salford City FC to me represents hunger, enthusiasm, desire and spirit of football and I am very excited about this venture."

– Gary Neville

We know it will be tough but we will be committed to this from the start and have some very exciting plans going forward."

– Paul Scholes



Bust-ups 'happen from time to time' says Neville

The former Manchester United defender turned Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says the main concern for him is not the apparent altercation between Balotelli and Mancini but the lack of privacy at Manchester City's training ground from the media:


Pics of RM and MB not great but these things may happen from time to time. I just don't get the lack of privacy. That does need sorting.


“@dougielindsay1: @gnev2 did you ever witness manager v player fight??!” It does happen!!

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