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Stars united for funeral of Neville Neville

By Kim Pilling

The Class of 92 was united in mourning 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 in followed by their 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 Sir Alex Ferguson, former 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 commerical manager, director and ambassador at the League One club.

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