Butt pleased his Man Ud U19 squad has English core

Manchester United coach Nicky Butt is pleased his U19 squad has an English core.

Manchester United coach Nicky Butt is pleased his U19 squad has an English core.

Raised a United fan in a tough part of east Manchester, Butt is proud that seven members of his Under-19s team are English.

"It’s easy to discard what’s on your doorstep," he told the Mail on Sunday. "United have an identity: Mark Hughes, Norman Whiteside, John O’Shea, Wes Brown, Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck.

"When you speak to parents, you can look them in the eye and say their lad has a chance here. It’s not a lie. Lots of players, like Richie Wellens and Robbie Savage, have come through and earned good money, even if they don’t make it at Manchester United."

 
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