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Man United Legends Agree To Takeover of Salford City

Former Manchester United stars Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville and 40-year-old Red Devils player-coach Ryan Giggs have joined forces to purchase non-league club Salford City. The purchase, which was agreed on Thursday, is still subject to approval from the English Football Association and the Northern Premier League. Salford is currently 11th in the Northern Premier League Division One North, which is officially the eighth division of English soccer.

Asked why the United Class of ’92 players decided to enter into the venture together, Giggs said, We want to use our football experience and knowledge to nurture young talent."

According to reports, Scholes will be Salford’s head coach. "We know it will be tough but we will be committed to this from the start and have some very exciting plans going forward," the former United midfielder, who was born in Salford, said.

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