Neville Neville funeral: David Beckham and Ryan Giggs lead football legends paying respects

The father of ex-Manchester United footballers Gary and Phil Neville died of a heart attack

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Football stars including David Beckham and Ryan Giggs led mourners at the funeral of Neville Neville, the father of ex-Manchester United footballers Gary and Phil Neville.

The former commercial director of Bury Football Club suffered a heart attack as he travelled to Australia on 7 August, where his daughter Tracey Neville was heading to train the England Netball team for the World Cup.

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David Beckham leaves Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester

A tearful Tracey and her mother Jill walked behind her brothers who acted as pallbearers for the service.

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Gary (left) and Phil Neville (right) carry their fathers coffin out of Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester

Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt also joined members of the “class of 92” and ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, former Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce, Hull City boss Steve Bruce and Everton defender Phil Jagielka in paying their respects to Neville at his funeral at Bury Parish Church.

His sons read poems at the funeral and a video tribute was also played.

Bury FC paid tribute to "big Nev" shortly after his death, where it asked: "Where would this Club be without Neville?'"

Additional reporting by the Press Association

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