Patrice Evra’s reaction after seeing Alex Buttner score on his debut 2 years against Wigan Athletic was actually priceless. The then new recruit, bought as a cover for Evra dribbled past 3-4 defenders on his own and found the net . That was something admirable and exciting for United fans, who were possibly seeing a newly found star emerge. And one day he’d well truly replace the aging Frenchman.
But days turned into weeks, weeks into months and months into years and Alex Buttner never got the opportunity to show off his commendable but ‘second choice’ abilities. And this has spelt the end of Manchester United career as the 25 year old Dutchman has now confirmed that he’ll leave Manchester United this summer after enduring 2 turbulent seasons.
He has made just 28 appearances for the Red Devils since joining from Vitesse Arnhem and dodging Southampton’s interest in him. Most had sensed the end of his Old Trafford career after Patrice Evra signed a contract extension recently. And United’s reported interest in Luke Shaw and Daley Blind has jeopardized his position further.
Alex Buttner believes he won’t get much of a go under Van Gaal
“Van Gaal never gave me the chance in the Dutch national team, despite being voted man of the match 14 times at Manchester United,” he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, although his estimation of the significance of his performances appears to have been inflated somewhat.
Alex’s agent Alexander Bursac claimed that staying at Old Trafford won’t be feasible any more and moving out is a decent option.
“To stay at Manchester United was not an option for Buttner.
“Dinamo Moscow has great plans for the future and they want to challenge for the title.”
“In the past two years, Louis van Gaal has ignored Buttner time after time so what kind of perspective does he have when Van Gaal becomes his new club coach?” he told Voetbal International.
“Patrice Evra signed a new contract and with Luke Shaw they want to buy another player for Buttner’s position.
Although, Dinamo Moscow won’t be contesting in the UEFA Champions league , much like United but more playing opportunities will help Alex discover what we couldn’t make use of. His quickness and his ability to manage both attacking and defensive duties in equal proportion shall help him in the long run. Honestly speaking, the young deserved a bit more for what he accomplished and it does feel sad to see him leave United.