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Butt: We’ve been here together since we were 12

This week has been fairly fantastic for Manchester United fans, with David Moyes being moved on and the Class of ’92 being brought in to coach the squad.

Nicky Butt, who has spent this season with the Reserves, has reflected on what this means to him.

“It will be massive for us, a proud moment for us all,” Butt told MUTV. “To be there together is a bit of a surreal thing. We walked in here together when we were 12 and to be here now – I’m not 40 yet but Giggsy is, and myself and Scholes are nearly there too. So for us and Phil to be there together is a very proud moment. We’re here to try to help the club and get the results that we want from now until the end of the season. What happens after that, who knows?”

Butt is looking forward to Saturday as he believes it is an opportunity for the players to show what they are capable of after a disappointing season.

“We’ve got some amazing players at this club, good lads who care about the club, who are really positive about United and want the best for the club. Saturday is a massive occasion, not only for Ryan, but for the staff, the fans and the players as well because they know that we’ve underachieved as a club this year. The players in that changing room know how good they are. They look round, look left and look right at the players next to them and know that they are very proud, hard-working lads. I’m sure we’ll see that on Saturday.”

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  1. adam leszczak says:

    I hope we see a tremendous performance. Very intrigued as to how Giggs will line up the team – and the personnel chosen. Would love to see Chicha leading the line.

  2. Rukky E. Atebefia says:

    ‘The players know how good they are’- word. The know they have got a point to prove on Saturday and that’s what everyone expects. Btw the people and mostly media need to chill with making a case for the class of 1992 coaching staff to take over permanently, too soon IMO

  3. adam leszczak says:

    It’s too bad we don’t have 1 big match left without Moyes. It would provide more insight into the situation having to face someone from top 4 before season’s done.

  4. NBI Red 21 says:

    Now that is the way to speak! Positive!

  5. Jimoh Waheed says:

    united should start rebuilding the team from fulltime managerial appointment of 92 class follow by young and talented players,

  6. WilliamAR says:

    Good players don’t always make good managers, even if they are familiar with a club. Being managed by a great doesn’t mean you will turn out great as a manager. It’s very different as managing is more than just tactics and training. Gigs has yet to experience telling players they haven’t made the team or the bench and dealing with disappointment. We should sign a proven top class manager and keep scholes and gigs in a coaching capacity. Bring back Rene as head coach and hire a world class manager.

  7. Tommy says:

    It looks like Van Gaal will be put in charge and Giggs will learn from his as potentially his number 2 but definatly on the coaching staff, Butt will remain helping out Warren Joyce, Scholes will be their in some capacity whether that is as a coach with the first team squad or coaching the kids, only time will tell, Not sure if Phil Neville will be here tho, wouldnt be surprised if he went to work on the BBC on match of the day, either way it is unbelvable that these lads all walk through the doot together at a young age then they are the coaching staff even if it is only for 4 games


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