Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes take time out to watch Salford City FC
Class of '92 players Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs were snapped watching Evo-Stik First Division North teams Salford City FC and Curzon Ashtons battle it out at Moor Lane on Saturday.
A host of former Manchester United stars had Evo-Stik First Division North teams Salford City FC and Curzon Ashton under their watchful eye today as they turned up for the Saturday Afternoon game.
Class of '92 players Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs were snapped watching the two teams battle it out at Moor Lane in Salford on Saturday.
Cuzon Ashton won the clash 2-0, with a goal either side of half time – a Dave Chadwick own goal and Matthew Warburton hitting home from the spot in the 57th minute to take the spoils.
Last month, we reported that it is understood the former United teammates are in discussions with officials at Salford City FC with a view to a takeover that could see the pair set up an academy at the Moor Lane club.
Sources close to Neville and Giggs, who remains at the Reds as a player-coach, said the move was at a 'early stage'.
It is thought many at the club are excited by the prospect of Neville, an England coach and respected Sky Sports pundit, taking the reins along with local lad Giggs.
Some believe that the prospect of the club entering the Football League under the pair's stewardship is a realistic goal.
Salford City are currently in the eighth tier and would need four promotions to make that happen.
It is understood that a number of meetings between the pair and the club, nicknamed the Ammies, have already taken place.
If the deal was to go through it is anticipated Neville and Giggs would set up an academy aimed at nurturing youth talent with a view to some of their intake gaining experience in the first team.
The proposal would be the latest joint ventures between Neville, who was born in Bury and still lives in the area, and Giggs who lives in Worsley.
Building work is currently ongoing on Hotel Football, a hotel and entertainment complex opposite Old Trafford while Cafe Football opened in London last year.
Neville, 38, played 602 times for United in a glittering, trophy-laden Old Trafford career that spanned almost 20 years.
Giggs, 40, is another graduate of the Reds' famous 'Class of '92' and played in their 2-0 win over Cardiff City on January 28.