United’s Graduates of the class of ’92 agree to buy Salford City FC

by Football XI Editorial | Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

greenshot_2014-04-02_09-44-22Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the famous Neville brothers will be hoping to receive Football Association and Fooball League’s approval as they agree a deal to buy the Manchester based club.

It was rumored that the legendary fledglings of Fergie were going to bid for Manchester United with the likes of Beckham included in the deal. But the confirmation was way different from the rumor. Instead of buying the Glazers-run United, they are interested in buying the semi-professional outfit currently in Division One North and the formalities are expected to be over by this summer.

All these United’s home grown players were born and brought up in the area and are now keen to give something back to the community of Salford. Yet it isn’t yet confirmed, what role each of these United greats would play in running the club.

Each player gave a statement regarding their new acquisition.

Gary Neville: “I had my first trial for Manchester United in Salford at age 11 and I will never forget how important that was to me.”

He added, “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.”

Paul Scholes, one of the greatest midfielders of the Premier League era, commented on the difficulty of the task in hand. He 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 said: “Moor Lane’s sporting heritage dates back 320 years, the oldest of its type in the Manchester area and this should be safeguarded so it becomes a lasting legacy for future generations.”

Phil Neville said: “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.”

Man United’s Player and Coach, Ryan Giggs said, “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. 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.”

The chairperson of Salford FC, Karen Baird said: “It is an exciting time for Salford City FC and I believe there are many more great achievements to come for the club. Without a doubt this deal will result in a very bright future ahead and is a great advert for non-league football.

“The club are in full support of the group and believe it to be a very positive move both for Salford City FC and the City of Salford itself.”

This venture could prove to be a great start for the United legends who enjoyed the most successful years of the club’s history under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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