Man Utd U19 coach Butt delighted to have Scholes alongside

Manchester United U19 coach Nicky Butt was delighted to be joined by Nicky Butt for Tuesday's UEFA Youth League win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester United U19 coach Nicky Butt was delighted to be joined by Nicky Butt for Tuesday's UEFA Youth League win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Butt had Scholes by his side on the bench with the 38-year-old still deciding which role to pursue following his retirement.

"Scholesy has obviously had his break with his family and had a bit of a holiday," explained Butt to MUTV. "He's finished football now but, with someone like Scholesy, it's important United keep him in around the club in whatever capacity he feels he wants to be in.

"Whether it be coaching my age-group, Warren Joyce's age-group or Paul McGuinness' youth team; or even the commercial side or scouting, we don't know yet.

"He doesn't really seem to know what his niche is going to be but he's interested in coaching and knows he's got a lot of experience to pass on to the young lads. To have him here was great and we just want to have him around the club.

"It's important for us all that he's available around the club for whatever he wants to do and so that's where we are at the moment."

Have your say