Chelsea attacking midfielder Juan Mata insists that he is not letting his snub from the Spain national team affect him after his starring role in the Blues' 4-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday.
The former Valencia man was left out of Vicente del Bosque's squad for the world and European champions' October World Cup qualifiers but bounced back from that rejection with a superb showing in his club's first match after the international break at White Hart Lane.
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"Nicky is with the reserves," United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told the club's official website. "He's completed his badges and is just getting a bit of experience with us so there's every chance of that [him going into management].
"He's had a few opportunities to take on jobs but wanted ;just ;a wee bit of a chance to revisit the training ground again to get himself back into sync, which we're happy to do because he was a fantastic servant to us.
"I don't know what his long-term future is but, in the meantime, he's helping out with the reserves."
Alongside his glittering career at Old Trafford, during which he won a Champions League trophy and six Premier League medals, Butt also made 39 appearances for England and United youngster Tom Thorpe welcomed his input.
"It's brilliant," ;the defender enthused, "especially when a player with a lot of experience comes back and has done it from an early age.
"He ;was at the club for quite a while and has gone through to the first team. It's great for him to pass on his experience and different ways of playing with different styles."