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Man United’s Class of 92 outclassed by own team

Former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville, playing in a “Class of 92 and Friends” team, suffered a 5-1 loss Thursday against a club they own.

Non-league Salford City, bought by the former Premier League stars last year, put their famous visitors in their place although a series of pitch invasions put a dampener on the occasion.

The star-studded team also featured former United players from different eras such as Robbie Savage, John O’Kane, Raimond van der Gouw, Mikael Silvestre and Quinton Fortune.

Ex-England cricketers Michael Vaughan and Steve Harmison and other former United players in Tomasz Kuszczak, David May, Ben Thornley and Danny Webber all played in the second half.

Little Salford were 2-0 ahead inside 30 minutes through Paul Linwood and Nicky Platt.

Giggs pulled a goal back just before the interval from the penalty spot, but Salford added further goals from Phil Marsh and substitutes Gareth Seddon and Mike Oates. - AFP

Neville later tweeted about the game.

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