Gary Neville teams up with Irish bar to produce incredible gesture for Paul McGrath's charity auction 2 years ago

Gary Neville teams up with Irish bar to produce incredible gesture for Paul McGrath's charity auction

Paul McGrath will be absolutely delighted with how his charity auction played out.

McGrath had been auctioning a signed Manchester United jersey for his daughter-in-law, Nicola, who’s trekking to Everest Base Camp for the Brainwave, a UK-based charity which helps children with disabilities.

With the auction drawing to a close, Mulligans, an Irish bar based in Manchester came in with a bid of €700 for the coveted piece of memorabilia.

Then a famous face entered the race to sign it. Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville came in with an offer of £1,000. However, Neville didn't want the shirt for himself. He offered to buy it for the pub, but only on the condition that ex-Red Devil Norman Whiteside would sign it as well. McGrath confirmed that his pal Whiteside would happily scrawl his John Hancock across the jersey.

Despite already securing the jersey, Mulligans came back with a counter offer for Neville. They would match his £1,000 for the shirt, bringing the total up to £2,000, if he signed it as well.

Neville obliged and chose for all the money to go to McGrath's auction.

Faith in humanity restored.

SNAPCHAT