Nicky Butt named Manchester United Academy boss

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Nicky Butt as the club’s new Head of Academy.

The 41-year-old former Red Devils midfielder has taken the reins of the club’s entire youth academy, which is the position previously held by Brian McClair, and admitted he is absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity by a club he first joined back in 1991.

“It’s a privilege to take on this role,” he told the club’s official website.

“As someone who learned his trade in the United youth set-up, it’s a huge honour now to be given the chance to lead the Academy and to instil its values and attitudes to continue to create future generations of Manchester United players.

“It’s a big challenge but I am fortunate to be taking over a dedicated, first-class team.

“Our aim remains the same – to keep supplying the first team with well-coached, rounded players that understand the responsibility of playing for the biggest club in the world.”

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