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Saturday 3 December 2016

United's 'Class of 92' pay tribute to Neville Neville

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Gary (left) and Phil Neville (right) carry their fathers coffin out of Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester after the funeral of Neville Neville who died after suffering a heart attack
Gary (left) and Phil Neville (right) carry their fathers coffin out of Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester after the funeral of Neville Neville who died after suffering a heart attack
David Beckham

The Class of 92 were united in mourning yesterday at the funeral of Neville Neville, the father of ex-Manchester United footballers Gary and Phil.

David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt joined family and friends in paying their respects to Mr Neville who died from a heart attack earlier this month.

A small crowd also gathered outside Bury Parish Church and broke into applause when the hearse arrived.

The two brothers were among the pallbearers who carried the coffin followed by their tearful sister Tracey, the England netball head coach, who held the hand of her mother Jill.

Other famous names from the world of football who attended including ex-Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, former Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce, Hull City boss Steve Bruce and Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

Manchester football greats Denis Law, Mike Summerbee and Bryan Robson were also present.

Players, management and staff from Bury FC arrived in a coach to pay tribute to Mr Neville who was a former commercial manager, director and ambassador at the League One club.

Mr Neville died in hospital in Sydney, Australia, on August 7 after collapsing from a heart problem.

Mr Neville was said to have played a formative part in the early stages of his sons' careers and that of the other four famous members of the so-called Class of 92 which triumphed in the FA Youth Cup of that year and later won the 1999 Champions League trophy.

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