Butt: We’ve been at United since we were 12 and are proud

by Sam Peoples

Nicky Butt is looking forward to walking out of the tunnel at Old Trafford on Saturday as part of Manchester United’s interim management team and it will be a moment he’ll cherish.

Alongside Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville, Butt will be in control of United for the remaining four games this season at the very least and excitement is already building ahead of kick-off.

“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?”

United’s form at Old Trafford has been diabolical this season under David Moyes but despite that, Butt is confident that the players in the squad are ready to change their fortunes on Saturday.

He added: “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.”

There are no guarantees that an inexperienced management side composed from the Class of ’92 will transform United but you get the feeling that the team will at least give 110% to the cause, something that hasn’t been the case this season.

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