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Nicky Butt confident Man Utd academy overhaul on track

Manchester United academy chief Nicky Butt is confident their youth overhaul is on track.

Butt's remit from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was to oversee a root-and-branch review and overhaul of the department.

“We are getting there with the revamp. Slowly but surely," he told the Manchester Evening News "We have a lot of new people now in new roles. That will take time to bed in.

“Around the Aon Complex itself we are generating new pitches, better facilities. We are going in the right direction but it takes time to do such a massive job.

“It is not a sea change because the academy at Man United has done the right thing by players here for a long, long time and we have always got players into the first team and been equally successful getting players careers at other clubs.

“To be honest with the great success we have had in getting kids to realise their dreams of becoming professional footballers maybe we had pushed a lot of things to one side because we thought we were doing it right."

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