Football: Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville in town for new cafe launch

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Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville are mobbed by fans before the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville are mobbed by fans before the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs kick soccer balls towards a make-shift goal to officially open The Arena and Caf
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs kick soccer balls towards a make-shift goal to officially open The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville speak to the media before the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville speak to the media before the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville speak to the media before the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville speak to the media before the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in action while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in action while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (centre) and Gary Neville (left) in action while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs (centre) and Gary Neville (left) in action while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs congratulates a teammate while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs congratulates a teammate while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in action while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in action while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Manchester United legend Gary Neville high-fives a teammate while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville high-fives a teammate while playing in the inaugural CF Cup Final, after the opening ceremony of The Arena and Cafe Football at Woodleigh Park on April 8, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville were in town for the official launch of The Arena and Cafe Football located at Woodleigh Park on Saturday (April 8).

The event, which hosted around 150 guests and eager fans, saw the United legends interacting with various media outfits and enjoying the ambience of the new cafe.

Cafe Football was originally a joint venture between Singapore tycoonPeter Lim and the alumni of the famed "Class of 92" of Manchester United.

Last year, property development firm Rowsley - also controlled by Lim - acquired the business, but Neville and Giggs remain as minority shareholders and spokesmen. The Singapore outlet is the first franchise to open outside of Britain.

Sporting black-and-red striped T-shirts, the pair captained the two CF Cup finalists in a thrilling match that ended 9-6 in favour of Giggs' team.

Apart from the football-themed restaurant, The Arena offers a wide variety of sports and fitness options which include programmes such as muay thai, aerial yoga, rock climbing, and dance and functional fitness.