Class of '92 dreaming big with Salford City

Salford City co-owners and former Manchester United stars such as Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs (with cap) have taken the club up three divisions in four seasons.
Salford City co-owners and former Manchester United stars such as Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs (with cap) have taken the club up three divisions in four seasons.PHOTO: SALFORD CITY FC

Co-owners and ex-United stars eyeing fourth promotion in five seasons; hails Peter Lim

They have won the Premier League as "kids" and conquered European football but taking Salford City up to the professional echelons of the English Football League (EFL) represents the biggest challenge for its famous owners.

Based in Salford of Greater Manchester, the club were taken over in 2014 by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim and former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and brothers Gary and Phil Neville.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'Class of '92 dreaming big with Salford City'. Print Edition | Subscribe