Saturday, 23rd November, 2013

Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner believes he must be handed more first team opportunities in order to break into the Holland national team.

Buttner was snapped up from Vitesse by the club's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2012, with eyebrows raised when he was plucked from the Eredivisie and designated Patrice Evra's long term successor at left-back.


But grabbing minutes on the pitch ahead of Evra is a tough ask and Buttner knows he will have to do just that to convince Louis van Gaal to add him to the Holland set-up.

"I have to play more games here to be able to break into the national team", he conceded to MUTV.


"I hope that my chances will come soon. I want to get in the national team on merit and I believe I can do it."

Buttner had been poised to join Turkish side Besiktas on loan in the summer, but Manchester United's failure to land Fabio Coentrao on loan from Real Madrid scuppered the move.

The 24-year-old is under contract at Old Trafford until 2017.

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