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Butt pleased his Man Ud U19 squad has 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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