Nicky Butt

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Nicky Butt is not much into symbolism, though – this is a man without a single medal or item of memorabilia on display at home. He is into reality and is quite aggressive about it. Those are qualities Manchester United need badly. Photograph: Getty Images

Even inside a church, Nicky Butt was prepared to make a challenge. It was September 2009 and beneath the towering arches of Durham Cathedral, coinci(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal  with assistant manager Ryan Giggs during the FC Midtjylland Europa League first-leg  match in Herning, Denmark. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Louis van Gaal cited “Murphy’s Law” as the prime reason for Manchester United’s 2-1 humiliation by Midtjylland in Herning. Supporters are entitled to (...)

Nicky Butt, pictured with Ryan Giggs, has been named the new head of Manchester United’s academy. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have named former midfielder Nicky Butt as their new head of academy. The 41-year-old, who had a decorated playing career at Old Tr(...)

Valencia owner Peter Lim also owns a 50 per cent stake in Salford City. Photograph: Getty

Gary Neville’s startling appointment as the head coach at Valencia has promoted to a spectacular new level his own and his four Class of 92 Manchester(...)

Joint Salford City owner Paul Scholes celebrates victory in the changing room after the FA Cup first round win over Notts County at Moor Lane. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Paul Scholes was singing and dancing to the sounds of Rick Astley in the Salford City changing rooms after they dumped Notts County out of the FA Cup (...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

The class of 92 team during an organised pre-season friendly at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford last year. Photograph: Dave Howarth/PA Archive

Salford City had previously been known, at best in many quarters for an appearance on BBC’s “Road to Wembley” feature in 1990, that being their first(...)

Roy Keane outlines the training ground bust-up that led to his departure from Manchester United in his new book ‘Roy Keane: The Second Half’.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Roy Keane has revealed he warned Alex Ferguson against taking on the Irish racehorse owner John Magnier and JP McManus in the Rock Of Gibraltar disput(...)

A Match Story graphic showing Goals plus assists per England appearance since 2012/2012. With his ninth and 10th international goals coming in the past week, hot on the heels of a high-profile deadline day move to Arsenal, Danny Welbeck is a man in the spotlight.Photograph: PA Wire

Ryan Giggs insists Manchester United’s commitment to youth development remains strong. The recent sale of Academy graduate Danny Welbeck and the heavy(...)

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