Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the work the ‘Class of ’92’ have done so far in transforming Salford City, though the former Manchester United boss initially questioned their plans.
Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville invited their former manager to Salford’s Moor Lane home on Thursday to officially open their renovated ground.
Salford currently sit in second place in the Conference North, two points behind fellow full-time outfit Harrogate Town, and they will play in a 5000-capacity arena transformed since the former Manchester United stars took over the club in 2014.
As he surveyed his former players’ work, Ferguson paid tribute to their achievements.
“I’m not surprised,” Ferguson said. “What you’ve done is you’ve given something back into the area that gave you the platform for your life.
“And a lot of people, maybe including myself, thought you were off your head, but nonetheless, putting something back in is a measure of the character you’ve got and had right through your lives.
“Whatever you’ve achieved, whatever you’ve tried to achieve has always been done with purpose, energy and belief in what you’re doing.”