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Ex-Man Utd pair Butt and Scholes taking formal roles at Salford

Former Manchester United pair Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes are set to become more involved next season in Salford City.

The duo are club owners - along with fellow Class of 92 stars Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham - and will work closely with new boss Neil Wood.

Butt, 47, left his coaching job at United last year and Scholes, also 47, was manager at Oldham in 2019.

Now they will move from the boardroom to help Wood, 39, on a regular basis.

Wood, who replaced Gary Bowyer, is another former United academy graduate - although he never made a senior appearance for the Red Devils.

He said, “I'm very excited for the challenge, I think it's going to be really good going forward, it's going to be a new challenge for me but one that I'm looking forward to.

“I've spent a lot of years coaching, I've been a head coach for the last three years at Manchester United and this was naturally my next progression so it's an exciting time."

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