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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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Salford boy Giggs: 'This is what we believe in'

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has hailed his plan to buy his hometown club Salford City FC with four former team-mates.

"Everyone knows how important Salford is to me, so this is an exciting acquisition that is right at the heart of what we all believe in," said Giggs, who lived in Salford after leaving Wales aged six.

Ryan Giggs is the only one of the club's prospective owners still playing professional football. Credit: PA

"We want to engage the football community, use our football experience and knowledge to aspire and nurture young talent and being able to do that in Salford makes it even more exciting," he added.

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