Footie fans get treated to a visit from the Class of ‘92

Famous footballer, Gary Neville, poses with young fans at Brighouse Town FC

Famous footballer, Gary Neville, poses with young fans at Brighouse Town FC

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Hundreds of football fans swarmed to Brighouse at the weekend to catch a glimpse of four Manchester United legends.

Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt – all part of the Old Trafford side’s famous Premier League championship winning team of 1992 – were watching from the sideline at the clash between Brighouse Town and Salford City.

Famous footballer, Nicky Butt, with young fans, Jack Hopkins and Thomas Gomersall, at Brighouse Town FC

Famous footballer, Nicky Butt, with young fans, Jack Hopkins and Thomas Gomersall, at Brighouse Town FC

The football legends were in town to support Salford, which is part owned by the Class of ‘92.

Speaking about his new role with Salford City, Scholes said: “It is going good. I am enjoying it a lot.

“Salford City are currently top of the league and we have a big game coming up next week against Darlington.

“Our aim for the future with the team is to carry on doing what we are doing at the moment.”

While at St Giles Road, Scholes discussed the differences between grounds he had played at in the past – in particular, Old Trafford – and those he has been visiting this season.

“All the grounds are very different to Old Trafford but I really enjoy coming to these places, like Brighouse, and watching the teams play,” he said.

The former Red Devils posed and signed autographs with ecstatic fans.

The Orange Army beat the visitors 3-1, with goals from Ryan Hall, Ernest Boafo and Leon Henry.

Tony Lyons, Brighouse Town committee member, said: “I think it is great for the town and for the club that they came to the game. It puts Brighouse Town in the public eye.

“Yesterday they were on BBC TV and now they are in Brighouse. It is crazy but they are genuine and lovely people.

“I hope we didn’t spoil their day by winning.”

The official attendance for the match was 515 – Brighouse’s biggest crowd of the season.