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19/09/2013 10:48, Report by Adam Marshall

Butt hails Scholes role

Nicky Butt has welcomed Paul Scholes back into the Manchester United fold after his former team-mate's break from the game.

Butt took charge of the thrilling 4-3 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the new UEFA Youth League and had Scholes by his side on the bench with the 38-year-old still deciding which role to pursue following his retirement.

"Scholesy has obviously had his break with his family and had a bit of a holiday," explained Butt to MUTV. "He's finished football now but, with someone like Scholesy, it's important United keep him in around the club in whatever capacity he feels he wants to be in.

"Whether it be coaching my age-group, Warren Joyce's age-group or Paul McGuinness' youth team; or even the commercial side or scouting, we don't know yet.

"He doesn't really seem to know what his niche is going to be but he's interested in coaching and knows he's got a lot of experience to pass on to the young lads. To have him here was great and we just want to have him around the club.

"It's important for us all that he's available around the club for whatever he wants to do and so that's where we are at the moment."

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