Nicky Butt

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  • Info Nicholas "Nicky" Butt (born 21 January 1975) is an English football coach and former player who is currently the manager of the Manchester United reserve team and co-owner of Salford City.
  • Almost a fortnight later, Nicky Butt left United for Newcastle United after twelve years.
  • Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil also came through at this time.
  • This season also saw the departure of captain Nicky Butt who opted to retire from football, and Fabrice Pancrate due to his contract expiring and no new deal being agreed.
  • Moments after Nicky Butt was involved in a brawl with Martin Keown, after the latter nearly caught Butt's face with his boot.
  • They finished the year with a 2-2 draw at Southampton, in which 19-year-old midfielder Nicky Butt scored his first senior goal.
  • It was short-lived, however; in the 18th minute, Nicky Butt conceded a free-kick for a foul on Vieira.
  • Nolan was named as the new Newcastle United club captain for the 2010-11 season, succeeding the retired Nicky Butt.
  • Ince's sale caused massive unrest among United supporters, and the discontent deepened when United turned to the much younger Nicky Butt as his successor rather than buying a more experienced player.
  • Younger players such as David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes were brought into the team, which left Keane as the most experienced player in midfield.
  • However, the game saw some promising performances from breakthrough players Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, who would all go on to win numerous major honours for the club.
  • The season also saw the breakthrough of young players Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, who provided excellent cover for the long periods that United were left without some of their more experienced stars.
  • United took an early lead through Nicky Butt, only for Liverpool's Robbie Fowler to score twice and give the visitors a 2-1 lead.
  • He came on as a substitute in the second leg of the semi final against Italian club Juventus as Sir Alex Ferguson opted for Nicky Butt in the starting line up.
  • What seemed like a pulsating draw turned out to be business as usual for the champions, who scored twice in the last ten minutes from a Nicky Butt strike and an own goal by hapless defender Ramon Vega.
  • Smith was made vice-captain for the 2009-10 season, but captained the team in almost every game due to Chris Hughton's preference of Smith to first choice captain Nicky Butt.
  • Having made a handful of appearances between them in the previous two seasons, Gary Neville, David Beckham and Nicky Butt all made more regular appearances for United during 1994-95.
  • By this stage, he was their joint second longest serving player behind Ryan Giggs (having joined them at the same time as Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes).
  • To compound the misery midfielder Nicky Butt, who had been sent off in the Champions League match earlier in the week, was handed a second red card in the space of four days after a lunge on French international Patrick Vieira.
  • Newcastle looked likely to win the game late on but were denied by goalkeeper Romain Larrieu, who tipped a looping volley from Nicky Butt over the crossbar.
  • They could not add to their one-goal advantage, despite West Brom having to play with ten men with Derek McInnes being sent off for two bookings, the second for a foul on Nicky Butt in the 64th minute, but held on to begin the season with victory.
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