Butt is sure that Sir Alex Ferguson will maintain a healthy level of interest in the younger players at the club despite moving into retirement.
"I think it's very important not to forget that he will still have an impact on the club," insisted the ex-England international to MUTV . "The manager will be knocking on his door asking for his opinion and he will still be looking at the younger set-up, maybe even more so now he has the time to do that.
"He's still got a massive part to play and nobody should underestimate that. The way he speaks about the new manager means he's very confident in him. We've got to give him all the opportunity we can to become the great manager that Sir Alex was."