Alex Buttner admits Man United move was a ‘boyhood dream’

Alex Buttner has been speaking to the media, stating that his transfer to Man United was a ‘boyhood dream’.

Manchester United Football Club have had their fair share of players down the years. Naturally, some good, some bad. Even the great Sir Alex Ferguson bought his fair share of flops.

At the highest level, that’s natural. The difference in talent is so minimal that you’re not going to get 10/10 performances tom every player signed.

One man who divided opinion back in 2012 when acquired was Alex Buttner. Costing £4m from Vitesse, the now 33-year-old scored on debut, during Fergie’s last season in charge.

Buttner would win a Premier League medal, going onto make almost thirty appearances for the club during his two-year stay.


Now, while looking back at his decent career, Buttner has admitted that the transfer to United was a ‘boyhood dream’, claiming that he immediately knew that this move was what he wanted.

Check out what Alex Buttner had to say about his transfer to Man United here:

“I also went to Southampton and Sunderland for talks,” MSN report him saying, per Sport Witness.

“They had made all kinds of professional videos for me, and it looked top notch, but at one point Manchester United came around the corner.

“That’s really a boyhood dream though and then I immediately knew in my head: I want this.”

With respect to Buttner the player, it was never going to get any better for him than moving to Old Trafford.

At the time, the Dutchman was brought in as nothing but a back-up and rotational option. He played his fair share of games and did a decent job, but Buttner was never going to start regularly at left-back for United.

Two years at the biggest club in the world, walking away with a Premier League winners medal is nothing to be sniffed at. Buttner has gone on to make over 250 appearances over the course of his career and he deserves the utmost credit for that.

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