Ryan Giggs reveals why David Beckham didn't join Salford City project
Ryan Giggs has revealed why former Manchester United team-mate David Beckham didn't join him in investing in non-league outfit Salford City.
Giggs, along with Class of '92 colleagues Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Phil Neville, bought the club in the eight tier of English football, and led them to promotion in their first season at the helm.
The Welshman confirmed that Beckham was invited to join the project, but was too busy in trying to be granted permission to set up an MLS franchise in Florida.
"The conversation was had," said Giggs.
"Becks was busy with trying to get an MLS franchise so the timing wasn't great which we understood. He was busy and still is busy. It was a shame."
United legend Giggs was speaking at the launch of A Class of 92: Out Of Their League, a fly-on-the-wall television documentary that will be screened on the BBC in September.
It will show the story of Salford's first term under the Red Devils greats.