The former Dutch youth international signed a five-year contract with Manchester United and spent two seasons at Old Trafford, making 28 appearances and scoring two goals in all competitions.
“I was eating fries,” Buttner laughed when asked about the moment he was told United wanted to sign him to Voetbal. “With my friends and my brother. My agent called me.
“In one of the stadiums of those clubs, there was a Manchester United book. I said to my agent: take a picture of me and that book and we’ll pretend we’re going there. A week later he called me back: Alex, Manchester United.”