Chris Casper joins Class of '92 at Salford City

Chris Casper in action for Manchester United's youth team in 1993.
 
A sixth member of Manchester United's Class of '92 has joined Salford City as their sporting director, according to the Daily Mirror.
 
Chris Casper, 42, has been appointed to the role by joint-owners Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville to lead Academy '92, a new youth development programme at the National League North club.
 
Casper was forced to retire from professional football at the age of 24, but has managed Bury and also worked for Bradford City and Grimsby Town.
 
The former defender has been working with Salford for the past few months, and his appointment has been made permanent just after the club went fully professional last week.
 
Salford reached the National League North playoffs last season but were beaten in the semifinals on penalties by Halifax Town, so remain two divisions below the Football League.
 
They are currently in the process of completely revamping their Moor Lane home into a modern, 5,000-capacity venue that will cost up to £5 million.
 
Scholes hopes to take Salford to the Championship and insists the former United players are in for the long haul and want to build a successful football club.
 
United will send a team to play Salford City on July 19 as part of their preseason programme. The team will likely include a mixture of under-23 and U18 players with the fixture scheduled a day before the first team face Manchester City in Houston in the International Champions Cup.
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