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Former Man Utd, Real Madrid and England legend buys stake in Salford City

It has been announced this morning that former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England legend David Beckham has brought a 10% stake in National League club Salford City.

He joins former teammates Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt on the board.

Beckham said: “It’s a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the Class of 92 lads as an owner of Salford City FC.

“It’s a really special club and a special group of people. My early years in Manchester were all spent in Salford. I grew up there in many ways so to be able to finally join the lads and the club today is a great feeling.”

The Class of ‘92 said: “From the very beginning we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey, however circumstances and commitments didn’t allow that. Now the time is right and is another exciting time in Salford City’s history.

“It is important to emphasise that nothing will change in the day-to-day operations of the club but to have us all together was always the vision.

“We grew up in Salford, carved our careers here and that’s why we are doing what we are doing at Salford City.

“We have grown to love this club and the fans and we would like to welcome David to the club and to becoming part of the Salford City family.”

 

Football fans have given their reaction to the news, some surprised and others seeing the funny side to the ownership of the club, find out what they had to say on the next page.

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