Manchester United’s legendary Class of 92 will go up against their current young stars after Salford were drawn against their Under 21s in the group stage of this year’s EFL Trophy.
The League Two side are part-owned by the famous generation that came through United’s academy side some 28 years ago.
Gary and Phill Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham all own a 10 per cent share in Salford, who are 40 per cent owned by businessman Peter Lim.
They have funded Salford’s rise into the Football League and their first competitive meeting with Manchester United represents the latest milestone on their journey.
United are one of 16 academy sides taking place in next season’s competition, and were drawn into a group alongside three EFL sides.
Aside from Salford they will also come up against Rochdale and Morecambe.
Manchester United Under 21s will play Salford City in the EFL Trophy after the two clubs were drawn in the same group for the 2020-21 season.
Last season United took part in the EFL Trophy for the first time, topping a group that included Rotherham, Lincoln and Doncaster.
They were, however, beaten 3-2 by Tranmere in the second round of the competition.
United have seen the likes of Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and Tahith Chong make their mark in the first team this season.
But this will prove a huge chance for some of the upcoming generation including Ethan Laird, Teden Mengi and Dylan Levitt to impress in front of some of their club’s greatest ever players.