Nicky Butt admits he will take great pride when he helps oversee Manchester United's clash against Norwich City on Saturday evening.
The former Red Devils midfielder has taken up the reins as assistant coach to caretaker manager Ryan Giggs, who was appointed to the role on a temporary basis following David Moyes' sacking earlier this week.
"It will be massive for us, a proud moment for us all," Butt, who will also work alongside fellow assistants and former United greats Paul Scholes and Phil Neville, told MUTV.
"To be there together is a bit of a surreal thing.
"We walked in here together when we were 12 and to be here now – I'm not 40 yet but Giggsy is, and myself and Scholes are nearly there too. So for us and Phil to be there together is a very proud moment.
"We're here to try to help the club and get the results that we want from now until the end of the season. What happens after that, who knows?"
He added: "We've got some amazing players at this club, good lads who care about the club, who are really positive about United and want the best for the club.
"Saturday is a massive occasion, not only for Ryan, but for the staff, the fans and the players as well because they know that we've underachieved as a club this year.
"The players in that changing room know how good they are. They look round, look left and look right at the players next to them and know that they are very proud, hard-working lads. I'm sure we'll see that on Saturday."