Former England captain David Beckham attracted attention on Saturday as he watched Salford City for the first time since becoming co-owner in the Vanarama National League club.

Beckham last month followed in the footsteps of former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt and secured a 10 per cent stake in the club.

David Beckham, centre, was joined by son Romeo, left, for Salford's game (Martin Rickett/PA)David Beckham, centre, was joined by son Romeo, left, for Salford’s game (Martin Rickett/PA)

That means the ‘Class of 92’ are the major shareholders at 60 per cent, and Beckham took to the stands at Salford’s Peninsula Stadium to watch the side take on Dover Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

Accompanied by his son Romeo as well as Phil Neville, Beckham was unsurprisingly inundated with autograph and selfie requests on his arrival at the stadium.

Beckham unsurprisingly courted much attention (Martin Rickett/PA)Beckham unsurprisingly courted much attention (Martin Rickett/PA)

Beckham’s involvement in the club comes five years after the Neville brothers, Scholes, Giggs and Butt took ownership at Moor Lane.

It is the latest venture by the 43-year-old, who has a wide portfolio of interests following a career which took in the likes of Real Madrid, the Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris St Germain.

Beckham watched on as Salford were beaten 3-1 (Martin Rickett/PA)Beckham watched on as Salford were beaten 3-1 (Martin Rickett/PA)

One of his more memorable moments as a player was his goal from the halfway line for United at Wimbledon in 1996 and he would have been no doubt impressed when Dennis Politic took a leaf out of his book.

Salford’s teenage midfielder produced a 45-yard drive that sailed over goalkeeper Mitch Walker to open the scoring but goals from Dan McNamara, Scott Doe and Jai Reason secured a 3-1 win for Dover.