Carlisle United boss Chris Beech insists he feels no envy towards Salford City and their “massive finance”.

The Blues head to the Peninsula Stadium tomorrow to take on one of their promotion rivals.

The Ammies have made strides up the pyramid in recent years with their backing from the ‘Class of 92’ Manchester United legends.

The club co-owned by David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and businessman Peter Lim are now well placed to try and reach League One – but Beech says it would be pointless in expressing any jealousy towards their resources.

“There’s absolutely no envy from me looking at them, other than [accepting] they’re in a position to be able to do it,” the Carlisle head coach said.

“It’s only like looking at your neighbour who’s got a nice, brand new car. It’s nothing to do with you. It’s just the way it is.”

Beech suggested the recent overturning of the lower-league salary caps would probably be welcomed at Salford.

“It helps, probably, major decisions they would have had to make, because they have a budget fit in to probably top end League One, [while they’re] currently in League Two, and it would be a right squeeze to try and squeeze that in if that [the cap] was taking place,” he said. “It looks like that’s changed now.”

United beat Salford 2-1 at Brunton Park in December, while tomorrow sees them visit the Peninsula Stadium for the first time.

The Blues’ second game back after their latest lay-off sees them face Richie Wellens’ fourth-placed side who include some faces that are familiar to Beech.

“Massive club, massive finance, great facility,” Beech said.

“I’ve worked with Chris Casper, the director of football… 15-16-17 years ago when he first started out coaching Bury’s youth team, I took over his youth team at Bury.

“You’ve got Richie who’s won the league with Swindon. He had his experience with Oldham, he probably looks at that as a negative one but it was a good learning curve and he bounced back great and ended up winning League Two.

“You’ve got Warren Joyce, [who has] Man United experience of bringing all those young players through.

“Then of course they’ve got quality professional football players that you could only look and admire them.

“I helped recruit two of them at Rochdale, Ashley Eastham from Blackpool and Ian Henderson from Colchester. They’re outstanding professional football players that a club like Salford can support paying at our level.

“It’s a different remit here. We can respect them, [but] we [also] have to understand what we’re good at and have to do what we’re very good at to get something from a club who haven’t actually lost a game at home.”

Beech feels it will be a completely different style of game to that which faced United on Tuesday, when they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Harrogate Town.

“Congratulations to Harrogate, I thought they did really well in what they do,” he said. “There was not a lot in the game, obviously, and the narrow pitch, way they play, the sloped pitch – they’re used to doing what they do on it as well, and they’re in rhythm, they’ve not had a break.

“In terms of Salford it’s probably opposite ends of League Two football. They’re a possession-based team, they have individuals that can win games; ironically they beat our neighbours Barrow in midweek on a defensive mistake, passing the ball backwards, and people like Ian Henderson who are prepared to run and press, and have qualities of a high, technical footballer, will take advantage of any ‘in’ they can get.

“He did the other day, so we’re got to be wary of that, and they’ve got Eastham, who is captain and is another exemplary professional footballer.

“They’ve got others that support that. That’s just a normal character[istic] in their dressing room. It costs a lot of money to have that situation, but they’ve got it and are now using it to the best of their abilities.

“They’re in a good place to do great things.”