Turns out experience doesn’t count for much in the modern game. Manchester United’s lauded Class of 92 had a reunion to forget during a 5-1 defeat to Salford City.
Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt bought the semi-professional team earlier this year and arranged to play a pre-season friendly for charity.
Giggs scored the only goal for Class of 92, a swish chipped penalty, but otherwise the United legends couldn’t roll back the years.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan came on at half-time, and comedian Jack Whitehall replaced player-turned-pundit Robbie Savage, but the celebrity fans couldn’t turn the Salford tide.
The last time the five United legends played together professionally was in 2004, during United’s 1-1 draw with Porto in the Champions League semi-final. The new owners of Salford City are aiming to lead the club into the Football League.