THE former Manchester United player Gary Neville has been rapped over the knuckles for misleading prospective students applying to go to UA92 which could be based partly at Stretford’s Turn Moss.

Proposals for UA92, a private sports-oriented college planned for Trafford by Gary Neville, ran into trouble with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) after publishing a prospectus for future students.

The prospectus claims that students would have access to 4G all-weather pitches on land at Turn Moss.

However, the current planning application is for just for one pitch there.

It forms part of the application by Trafford Council to build a professional training facility on the same site for Salford City FC, also co-owned by Gary Neville.

The complaint was made to the ASA by the Friends of Turn Moss, which is opposing the development of public land for private usage.

In responding, to the friends group, a spokesman for the ASA, said: "I understand you have objected that an ad for the University Academy 92 is misleading because it states there will be “4G pitches at Turn Moss”. You have raised that one pitch is subject to planning permission and so the ad is misleading.

“Based on the information you provided, we consider that the ad is likely to break the advertising rules we apply. Therefore, we will contact University Academy 92 and ask them to remove the claim.”

The Messenger was awaiting a response from UA92 as we went to press.

Trafford Council has extended the consultation period for another three weeks, and says the decision about the plans for Turn Moss will now be taken by its planning committee on May 17.