London- Nicky Butt has revealed the pride he, Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville will feel when they lead Manchester United from the dugout in Saturday’s clash with Norwich.
The former United midfielder, who will assist Giggs in his interim role for the remaining games of what has been a torturous campaign, can’t believe the ‘surreal’ situation the quartet find themselves in.
The Reds turned to members of the Class of ‘92 in a bid to arrest the slide under David Moyes, who they sacked on Tuesday morning.
‘It will be massive for us, a proud moment for us all,’ Butt told MUTV.
‘To be there together is a bit of a surreal thing. We walked in here together when we were 12 and to be here now – I’m not 40 yet but Giggsy is, and myself and Scholes are nearly there too. So for us and Phil to be there together is a very proud moment.
‘We’re here to try to help the club and get the results that we want from now until the end of the season. What happens after that, who knows?’ It was revealed by Sportsmail on Thursday morning that Giggs tried to prevent Moyes from fining Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young following a midweek night out in the city centre. And knowing the intricacies of the United dressing room is an advantage the quartet enjoy.
In a very visible tinker to the atmosphere around Carrington, enthusiasm is evidently the mantra as Norwich approaches.
‘We’ve got some amazing players at this club, good lads who care about the club, who are really positive about United and want the best for the club,’ Butt added.
‘Saturday is a massive occasion, not only for Ryan, but for the staff, the fans and the players as well because they know that we’ve underachieved as a club this year.’
United still harbour hope of catching Tottenham, six points ahead of them, as they go into the final four matches of a campaign they’d really rather forget.
‘The players in that changing room know how good they are. They look round, look left and look right at the players next to them and know that they are very proud, hard-working lads. I’m sure we’ll see that on Saturday.’
Between them Giggs, Neville, Scholes and Butt have made 2,453 appearances for the club and appear the right temporary fit as United begin looking for a new boss.
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