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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.

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Neville brothers hail 'exciting' Salford City FC venture

Gary and Phil Neville said they were "excited" about a deal to buy Northern Premier League side Salford City.

Former England right-back Gary said: "I had my first trial for Manchester United in Salford at age 11 and I will never forget how important that was to me.

Phil and Gary Neville played together for Man Utd and England. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

"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."

Younger brother Phil added: "It is important to safeguard the hard work that is done in the lower leagues and it is going to be exciting to be able to feed our experience into the young players."

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