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Nicky Butt named as Manchester United reserves' caretaker manager

Manchester United have announced that their former midfielder Nicky Butt will take charge of the reserve team on an interim basis.

Butt, United's Head of Academy, takes over on a short-term basis after Warren Joyce was named as the new manager of Championship side Wigan Athletic earlier this week.

Butt has previously coached the United under-19 teams that competed in the UEFA Youth League in 2013 and 2015, and his first game in charge of the reserves will be a friendly against Brentford on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Joyce takes charge of struggling Wigan for the first time against Reading this weekend.

The 51-year-old had been at Manchester United since 2008 and helped develop players including Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

He was in contention for the Blackburn Rovers job in the summer.