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Author:  Nee-mania Vidic [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Alexander Kicks Buttner

:coat: :coat:

Welcome to Manchester! :thumbup:

Author:  JSP [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alex sure does kick some Butt

Anyone else think this was a random Nicky Butt update? :wink:

Can he play CB I hear theres a shortage

Author:  Spawny [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:01 pm ]
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Or Sir Alex kicking Nani in the @r$e?

Author:  Nee-mania Vidic [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:58 pm ]
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The 23-year-old has agreed personal terms and joins on a five-year contract until 2017.

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson told the club's official website: "Alexander is one of the best young left backs in Europe and we're delighted to sign him.

"He's someone we've been watching for a while now. He gives us some really exciting options in that position."

Buttner was part of Holland's preliminary squad for this year's European Championship and has made 119 appearances for Eredivisie side Vitesse over the past four years.

He becomes the second Dutch player in a week to make the switch to Manchester United, following in the footsteps of striker Robin van Persie, move moved from Arsenal in time to feature in Monday night's season-opening 1-0 defeat at Everton.

"Joining Manchester United is one of the best days of my life," Buttner said.

"It's a team I have admired for many years now and I can't wait to join my team-mates and play my part in helping the club be successful."

The Dutchman completed his medical in Manchester on Monday and is understood to have moved on a deal worth £3.9 million.

Buttner, a product of the youth system at Vitesse, was linked with a move to Barclays Premier League newcomers Southampton earlier in the summer, but that deal fell through, paving the way for the switch to United.

Buttner will provide much-needed cover for first-choice left-back Patrice Evra.

Author:  Riquelminho [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:46 pm ]
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I can't believe it's Buttner :coat:

Author:  ManMoreFyahYoo [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:05 pm ]
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No one knows if he can defend, but he looks like he sure can attack - the little of him on youtube shows a cannon of a left foot and some great penalties. That alone might be an upgrade on 2-goal Evra :p


Author:  O-Dog [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:02 am ]
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Maybe Sir is going back to the old days of 'we'll score more than you'. Two attacking full-backs who can strike a ball and know how to score could be good news in terms of our attacking prowess.

Author:  conscience [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:06 am ]
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Riquelminho wrote:
I can't believe it's Buttner :coat:


Or... I can't believe it's not Buttner. :cool:

:coat:

Author:  pakrooney [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:17 am ]
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Damn we needed this so desperatly :phew:

Author:  Nee-mania Vidic [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:54 am ]
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JSP wrote:
Anyone else think this was a random Nicky Butt update? :wink:

Can he play CB I hear theres a shortage



apparently he can play anyway across the back and is a decent DM as well...

Author:  PMDK [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:02 am ]
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Sounds like a good signing - should bring Patrice out of his comfort zone if nothing else.

Author:  Spawny [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:13 am ]
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Fingers crossed it'll give Pat a kick up the backside, and if not maybe we'll see Buttner playing before long.

Author:  Mr Carrot [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:17 am ]
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While Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson hailed new signing Alexander Buttner as ‘one of the best young left-backs in Europe,’ the man who scouted the 23-year-old has confessed that he believed Buttner was only the third or fourth best left-back playing in Holland.

Buttner completed his transfer from Vitesse Arnhem to Manchester United yesterday and Ferguson was quick to praise the Dutchman after he signed a five-year contract at the club.

Ferguson said: "Alexander is one of the best young left backs in Europe and we're delighted to sign him. He's someone we've been watching for a while now. He gives us some really exciting options in that position."

However, Manchester United’s chief scout in the Netherlands, Ed van Stijn, has cast doubt on whether or not Buttner was Ferguson’s first choice and has said the youngster was not even the best left-back in the Eredivisie.

"Every season [United] ask all European scouts for a list of players," the Dutchman told Algemeen Dagblad.

"They ask you to create a top five of the best players in the league for every position. I had Buttner at number three or four on my list."

Ferguson had been looking for a new left-back this summer to compete with Patrice Evra though it was expected that Leighton Baines was United’s number one target. However, with Manchester United unwilling to pay Everton more than £12million, the deal never transpired.

At a cost of £3.9million, Buttner was a significantly cheaper option and at 23, the young defender could be a part of the Manchester United team for years to come. While Buttner may not have been Ferguson’s first choice, the veteran manager rarely buys a player if he is not convinced they are good enough for his team.

Author:  idontfeardeath [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:38 am ]
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Surely that's him sacked? Casting doubt over a signing.

Author:  conscience [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:47 am ]
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idontfeardeath wrote:
Surely that's him sacked? Casting doubt over a signing.


Probably misquoted, you can read it as one of the best in Holland or not the very best. But he did still make the shortlist, so he can't be too bad.

Author:  Spawny [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:54 am ]
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Also at 23 you wouldn't automatically expect him to be the best in Holland in his position anyway. Doesn't mean he's not good, or that he lacks the potential to be great.

Author:  Nee-mania Vidic [ Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:34 am ]
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Interview to MUTV....something tells me this will guy will be good for us..

http://thebusbyway.com/2012/08/25/video ... ed-player/

Author:  JSP [ Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:10 pm ]
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Quote:
ALEX BUTTNER has revealed he almost walked away from Manchester United after becoming homesick.

The Holland defender had a successful debut season at Old Trafford following his £4million move from Vitesse Arnhem last summer.

But left-back Buttner, 24, has struggled to settle in the upmarket Cheshire village of Alderley Edge.

He grew up on a travellers’ camp in Holland and missed his family setting so badly he considered going home.

Buttner said: “I now know about homesickness.

“I’d think about my family and friends at home many times.

“How they were, what they were doing, little things like that.

“But I did not give up and I have my girlfriend Laura and brother Denny to thank for that.

“They were always there for me in England. I could call on them any time. I needed their warmth.

“I’m a fighter. But had I been on my own, I’d have got on a plane back to Holland a long time ago.”

Author:  Spawny [ Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:53 am ]
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He's done alright in his first season, my concern is over his defensive play. Going forward he's pretty good, but would you rely on him at the back in the big games? Not for me.

Author:  Toast and Bananas [ Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:33 pm ]
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Spawny wrote:
He's done alright in his first season, my concern is over his defensive play. Going forward he's pretty good, but would you rely on him at the back in the big games? Not for me.

He does play more like a wing back than a full back, and would probably suit a team that plays 3-5-2.

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