Nicky Butt has returned to the club where he started his career as he looks to kick start a new career as a manager.
Butt, a member of the famous class of 92 that also included Paul Scholes, David Beckham, as well as Gary and Phil Neville, will help to beckon through a new generation of superstars in the short term, as he works under Warren Joyce with the U-21 side.
The former midfielder, who retired from the game as a professional football in 2011, is contemplating a career in management, and has been given an opportunity by his former employers to hone his skills whilst he assesses his options.
“Nicky is with the reserves,”, said Sir Alex Ferguson. “He’s completed his badges and is just getting a bit of experience with us so there’s every chance of that [him going into management].”
“He’s had a few opportunities to take on jobs but wanted just a wee bit of a chance to revisit the training ground again to get himself back into sync, which we’re happy to do because he was a fantastic servant to us.
“I don’t know what his long-term future is but, in the meantime, he’s helping out with the reserves.”