Former Manchester United player Nicky Butt has said that he is quite confident that Manchester United will be back to form soon enough for them to challenge for the top honours this season.

The Manchester United squad has come under intense criticism of late following their exit from the Champions League, but former Manchester United and Newcastle United midfielder Nicky Butt has said that he is quite confident about the quality that Manchester United’s youngsters have. Nicky Butt played a vital role for Manchester United during his time at Old Trafford having come through the club as part of the youth system.

He won six Premier League titles with Manchester United before moving to Newcastle United at the start of the millennium. Manchester United’s squad has not come under criticism just for the defeat at the hands of FC Basel, but also the embarrassing defeats they have suffered at the hands of Manchester City and Crystal Palace. Even though the club has lost only three games this season, all the three games have been extremely important and very embarrassing to the club as a whole – particularly the 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Despite the enormous pressure on their shoulders, Nicky Butt reckons that they will be back to form soon.

“It is a massive test but it’s one I think they will overcome. They need to get over the blow of going out of the Champions League pretty quickly if they are going to get anything from this season. It’s important to bounce back from bad results when you play for a club like Manchester United and it will be a test of character to see if they can do that,” said Butt. After City’s defeat to Chelsea, Manchester United remain just two points behind the League leaders.

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