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Man Utd academy chief Butt eager to find next Giggs, Neville or Scholes

Nicky Butt is hoping he can produce the next era of Manchester United stars.

The 41-year-old former Red Devils midfielder was appointed the club's new Head of Academy on Monday and after coming through with the famed Class of '92, wants to revisit those glory days by bringing on talented youngsters who will go on to play first team football for the famous shirt for years to come.

"You don't just come here to play 10 games and move on to another club," he told MUTV.

"We want them to be here for many years. We want another Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville or Paul Scholes, these one-club guys who play here for many years and contribute to the club.

"That's what our aim is. We're very proud when they make their debuts, very proud when they have careers in the Championship and League One but, ultimately, the aim is to provide top-class players for Manchester United that can go on to win the Champions League.

"We know it's very, very hard to do that but it has got to be the ultimate goal and everyone knows that."

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