Nicky Butt: Ex-Man Utd, Newcastle and Birmingham star faces possible jail time for careless driving

Ex-Man Utd and Newcastle star faces possible jail time.Ex-Man Utd and Newcastle star faces possible jail time.
Ex-Man Utd and Newcastle star faces possible jail time. | AFP via Getty Images
The 1999 treble-winner was handed a interim driving ban after a crash in October 2022

Former Manchester United midfielder and six-time Premier League winner Nicky Butt was photographed in public for the first time since admitting that he caused injury by dangerous driving in Blackburn Magistrates Court.

The 39-time England international, who also played for Birmingham City and Newcastle United attended the 99 world premiere to promote Amazon’s upcoming docu-series about Manchester United’s legendary treble winners of the 1998/1999 season.

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Sun Sport reports that Butt could face possible jail time for smashing into a motorcyclist's leg during a collision in October 2022.

The outlet says that Butt was carelessly driving his Range Rover through Burnley, Lancashire when the incident took place. Adding that the cyclist suffered a broken left leg, which needed metal rods inserted following an operation, and severe bruising.

Butt, who admitted to the charges, could face up to two years in jail or an unlimited fine when he is sentenced on a date to be set.

Butt made a total of 411 appearances in the Premier League, but is best remembered for his time at Manchester United where he progressed through the famous Class of 92 alongside the likes of Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.

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The tough-tackling midfielder sits 40th in the list of all-time Premier League appearances and was notably part of a Red Devils team which won six league titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League.

Butt also captained Newcastle to the Championship title in 2010 before retiring with South China in the Hong Kong First Division a year later.

He currently works as the CEO of League 2 side Salford City, a club that he co-owns alongside several other members of the class of 92 including Giggs, Scholes and both Neville brothers.

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