NICKY BUTT has been handed a promotion at Manchester United to work closely with his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Old Trafford legend will take up the role of Head of First Team Development as the Red Devils continue their backroom reshuffle.
1 Nicky Butt has landed a new role at Manchester UnitedCredit: Reuters
Academy stars Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Tahith Chong have all impressed Solskjaer during pre-season.
And Butt's new position will be to continue to pave the way for the club's youth stars to have the chance to make it in the first-team.
The 44-year-old said: “Manchester United is in my DNA and this is a very proud moment for me as I take on this new role.
"I am passionate about nurturing, developing and coaching the talent we have here to become top players at this club.
"Under Ole’s leadership, our vision will ensure that we continue to provide the right environment for our young players to thrive in.”
United have also confirmed Nick Cox has replaced Butt as the club's Head of Academy but will continue to work closely with the former midfielder.
The club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward added: "These changes will further enhance the excellent work and results we have seen over many decades in our Academy system and enable us to continue our proud traditions of producing world-class players capable of playing and excelling in the first team.”
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The move comes after United's academy star Greenwood has continued to impress following his winning goal against Inter Milan on Saturday.
Solskjaer said: "You can’t send him on loan. He’s ready to be in this squad. He’s a natural finisher.
"He just knows where the ball’s going to end up and land. He’s only 17, but then again why not enjoy it. He’ll get a few to be fair."