Nicky Butt has left his role as head of first team development at Manchester United.

Butt, who made 387 appearances as a player at Old Trafford and has also previously been head of the academy, said he is leaving to pursue "a new professional challenge."

"Having come through the academy myself to play almost 400 games for Manchester United, it has been an absolute privilege to come back and work with a new generation of talent making that same journey," Butt said.

"I'm proud of the role everyone on the staff plays in giving our young footballers the best possible chance of fulfilling their potential, and the results are clear to see in the increased number of homegrown players reaching the first team."