Monday, 7th January, 2013

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy believes that countryman Alexander Buttner has made good progress at Old Trafford and has shown he is one to watch.

Red Devils’ boss Sir Alex Ferguson swooped to sign Buttner from Dutch side Vitesse during the summer, with the eventual aim of the young left-back succeeding Patrice Evra.

Ferguson has already stated how happy he is with the defender’s progress so far and now Van Nistelrooy has echoed those words, even picking Buttner as one to watch out for in the future.

"Alexander has made a great start", Van Nistelrooy told Manchester United’s official site.


"He needs a bit more time as he’s definitely somebody for the future.

"He’s been getting games in the Champions League.

"For him, it’s a dream come true. He’s got the ability and needs to learn to obtain more experience and he’s definitely somebody to look out for."

Buttner got 90 minutes under his belt at the weekend, during Manchester United’s 2-2 draw away against West Ham in the FA Cup.

He is also sure to get further chances to impress before the season is over, and may well even play in the FA Cup replay at Old Trafford against the Hammers, which has been scheduled for Wednesday 16th January.

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