Published On: Fri, Oct 12th, 2018

Manchester City promote local games for Non League Day but shun Salford City

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Manchester City promote local games for Non League Day but shun Salford City, owned by United legends Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs

  • Salford game with Braintree was left off Man City’s Non League Day guide
  • The Conference Premier club copied City’s graphic with their game highlighted
  • Salford are part owned by five of Manchester United’s most iconic 

Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Non League Day provides an invaluable opportunity for local teams in the shadow of illustrious counterparts to reel in a bigger crowd and raise some essential funds.

But in the case of Salford City and Manchester City, it appears there is little reason for the latter to believe the former needs a boost.

City tweeted a graphic of their local non league teams in action over the weekend but left off Salford, who are playing at home against Braintree on Saturday.

Manchester City left Salford off their list of local teams to visit on Non League Day

Manchester City left Salford off their list of local teams to visit on Non League Day

Manchester City left Salford off their list of local teams to visit on Non League Day

Salford replied sarcastically, reproducing City's graphic with their game highlighted 

Salford replied sarcastically, reproducing City's graphic with their game highlighted 

Salford replied sarcastically, reproducing City’s graphic with their game highlighted 

They replied to City themselves saying ‘Thanks’ with a waving hand emoji before continuing: ‘Kick-off against Braintree is 15:00, Adults £10, Concessions £5, 5 and Under free.’

They had also edited City’s initial graphic to include their own fixture.

Salford is only 4.8 miles – a 17 minute drive – from City’s Etihad stadium to Moor Lane butCity made an effort to promote games further afield, such as Wythenshawe v Ellesmere Rangers, which is six miles away.

There is, of course, an obvious reason as to why Salford are a notable omission on City’s list.

Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville own 10 per cent each of Salford

Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville own 10 per cent each of Salford

Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville own 10 per cent each of Salford

Neville has seen Salford move top of the Conference Premier after 15 matches this season

Neville has seen Salford move top of the Conference Premier after 15 matches this season

Neville has seen Salford move top of the Conference Premier after 15 matches this season

The club are part-owned by five of Manchester United’s most iconic players in Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville. 

The United quintet have a 10 per cent stake each with Peter Lim, who owns Valencia, having other 50 per cent of the club.

Salford lead the Conference Premier with a one-point advantage over Leyton Orient with a tally of 33 points from 15 matches.



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