FORMER England and Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt will officially open the first phase of an new development at Altrincham's J. Davidson Stadium tomorrow night, Wednesday.

Butt, who is expected to be confirmed as part of Louis Van Gaal's coaching staff at Old Trafford, will cut a ribbon across the entrance to a brand new away dressing room, prior to a United XI taking on Alty in a 7.45pm kick- off.

Newly promoted to the Conference Premier, Alty have also created new changing facilities for match officials and improved the home dressing room as part of a two-phase project that will see a community sports hall built next to the Carole and Fred Nash main stand over the next few months.

Alty chairman Grahame Rowley said: "The work so far has been funded by grants from the Football Stadium Improvement Funds, as well as the club itself, and we are delighted our neighbours from Old Trafford will be first to use the new away facilities.

"Nicky has kindly agreed to do the honours, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony when the United players arrive, and we are grateful to him."