Butt and Scholes reunited in Salford City FC bid

Former Manchester United midfielders Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have teamed up with three former team-mates in a bid to buy Salford City FC, who currently play in the eighth tier of English football.

Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have coached Man Utd's youth team. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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

Butt added: "Moor Lane's sporting heritage dates back 320 years, the oldest of it's type in the Manchester area and this should be safeguarded so it becomes a lasting legacy for future generations."

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Man Utd stars do deal to buy Salford City FC

Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have exchanged on a deal to buy Salford FC, subject to FA and League approval, the club has confirmed.