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Gary Neville's Salford City caught with 'dodgy' Sky box

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Gary Neville has more than a few pounds to his name after a successful career playing for Manchester United before he turned his hand to punditry with Sky Sports.

The former full-back has carved a reputation for himself as the most insightful analyst in the Premier League for Sky since he hung up his boots - so you can imagine how surprised he was to see the club he part-owns gaining illegal access to the network's live games.

Neville co-owns Salford City alongside fellow Manchester United legends Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

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During filming for a follow up to the acclaimed documentary the Class of '92 - which chronicled Manchester United's fabled youth team which formed the core of their successful Premier League-winning side in the 1990's - about the players' adventures after taking over at Salford City, it became clear that the club didn't have a Sky subscription but were still watching games.

Neville saw the irony of the situation after being told that the club couldn't afford a subscription which would cost £600.

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"Have we still got a dodgy Sky box?” Neville asks chairman Karen Baird during a meeting.“It’s not going to look good, is it? Gary Neville of Sky Sports with a dodgy Sky box!”.

Fortunately for his employers, Neville moved to arrange a subscription and also upgraded the clubs toilets, which forced the former England international to gasp when he first saw them.

Banter

The cameras for Class of 92: Out Of Their League which is being filmed by the BBC, also caught a humorous moment between Neville and Scholes, when the former asked the latter to come out of retirement and play for Salford if they progress to in the FA Cup.

“I will if you will,” Neville says. “Give me a one word answer.” Scholes replied: “Shambles.” before adding: “I’m fat as f***.”

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