England icon joins former Manchester United teammates in role.

Soccer legend David Beckham has become the latest ex-Manchester United player to invest in English fifth-tier club Salford City.

The 43-year-old has taken a ten per cent stake in the club, subject to routine Football Association (FA) approval, alongside former teammates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, as well as the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil.

Salford, currently third in the National League, are one step away from the fully professional Football League after winning three promotions in four years since being taken over by the consortium of ex-players and Singapore businessman Peter Lim in 2014.

The players – known collectively as the ‘Class of 92’ – own a controlling 60 per cent stake in the club. Beckham is also joint-owner of Inter Miami CF, who will play in Major League Soccer in 2020.

Beckham said: “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.

“Salford City has achieved so much success in a short space of time. The fans are incredible and I’m really excited to be spending more time in Salford again.”