Manchester United to offer Nicky Butt new deal as part of youth overhaul

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United will begin an overhaul of the youth set-up at the club by offering Nicky Butt a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.

Former Man United and England midfielder Butt is yet to sign his contract as head of the new set-up.

United are trying to catch up with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City in terms of youth development and every position beneath Butt is under consideration.

Michael Appleton, who made two first-team appearances for United, is one of the names under consideration for a role with the U21s but he is instead said to be keen on staying in charge of Oxford United.

Current head of youth player recruitment, Derek Langley, is set to leave Manchester at the end of the season after growing frustrated with the set-up at the club, although United still expect him to stay.

United’s academy has been lacking for some time now and the changes have been a long time coming. There is a lot of work to be done but at least the club are being proactive about the situation.

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