The former United defender is back at the club as he aims to complete his coaching badges after retiring from playing in July.
Speaking after his side's 1-0 victory over Fulham, Wood told the Manchester Evening News: "It's great for the players. Patrice has been in and around the club all week and mixing through the age groups and speaking to the boys.
"Just his influence here - he's here doing his coaching badges - just to have him around.
"He's a club legend. He's been fantastic for the players and for the staff as well."