“It’s a great privilege to be appointed a player coach. I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.
"It’s no secret that I have been taking my qualifications and I see this as the first step in my future career. I’m really looking forward to working alongside David and the team.”
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Heavy thundery showers south continue to threaten from the south overnight. Muggy. Improving quickly on Monday with more very warm sunshine
A colony of bees has set up home in one of Manchester’s Trees of Hope, a poignant symbol following the anniversary of the Arena bombing.
A few thunderstorms developing from the south later, otherwise dry and very warm.