Ex-footie stars agree to let homeless people stay at hotel site

Last updated at 11:26
Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs

Ex-footie stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have agreed to let homeless people live in a building they've bought, before they turn it into a hotel.

Sky TV pundit Neville and Man United assistant manager Giggs recently paid £1.5m for the old stock exchange building in Manchester city centre.

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Some of those staying in the building have given their reaction to the decision.

But a group of homeless people were living in the abandoned site at the time and the pair say they can stay there until building starts in February.

Building that Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have boughtStephen Richards/Geograph
The footie stars plan to turn this building into a hotel.

The two former Manchester United players plan to start making into a hotel next year.

Wesley Hall, who helps homeless people in Manchester, said he spoke to Gary Neville on the phone and was told they could stay until February.