London — David Beckham has bought a stake in English nonleague side Salford City, following in the footsteps of his former Manchester United teammates in the “Class of 92”. The 43-year-old has joined former United teammates Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt and secured a 10% stake in the club. The Class of 92 now own 60% of the club, but Singapore business person Peter Lim remains the largest shareholder, with the remaining 40%.

“It’s a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the ‘Class of 92’ lads as an owner of Salford City FC,” said Beckham. “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 in a statement: “From the very beginning we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey. However, circumstances and commitments didn’t all...

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