Former Leeds United and England ace Danny Mills has made a cheeky dig about Manchester United after the Whites were drawn against Salford City in the League Cup.

The Elland Road hero, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, took aim at the League Two side’s association with the Premier League giants ahead of their meeting at Moor Lane when the new season kicks off.

The National League play-off winners, who will make both their league and League Cup debut after the summer, are part-owned by a number of former Manchester United players, including Gary Neville and David Beckham.

With Leeds and the Red Devils having a historic rivalry, Mills took the opportunity to make a cheeky jibe about how Salford City are one and the same as the Old Trafford outfit.

Asked about the League Cup draw by Football Insider, Mills joked: “Salford City – is that not Manchester United? Is that not the same?

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“I’m sure Old Trafford is in Salford, isn’t it? That’s what you’ll find Leeds fans saying. We’ve been playing against Salford for years!

“Obviously it’s a massive cup draw. Being away from home is not going to be easy with the history of the Class of 92 and everybody associated with that, it’s going to make it a tricky tie. At this sort of stage, the so-called bigger sides often rest players and give other players an opportunity.”

While the League Cup tie will be Leeds’ first ever meeting with Salford City, the Whites last faced Manchester United back in 2011 in the same competition, a brace from Michael Owen helping the Premier League side to a 3-0 victory.

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