Manchester United's new left-back Alexander Buttner had a dream start to his United career. Sir Alex Ferguson has been looking for a replacement for Patrice Evra who has not managed to up his standards during last season and this seasons game. With Evra not fit enough to start for United, Ferguson gave the Dutchman a berth in the starting XI against Wigan Athletic.
Buttner did not disappoint his boss today as he managed to score his first goal for United. More importantly Buttner had a role in helping United to their first clean sheet of their new campaign.
Speaking to MUTV, Buttner said "If I play I want to let him [Sir Alex Ferguson] see that I can do a good job. Today I think I did that.
"I'm happy that I can play my first minutes in the first team. It's great that we won and I scored and gave a pass for Chicharito to score. It's a dream for me."
The 23-year-old Dutchamn is giving a tough time for Ferguson as the later is in a dilema as in to whom to choose for the left-back position in the upcoming games. Buttner found out he'd be taking the place of the injured Patrice Evra on Friday but said he didn't feel nervous until the time ticked close to kick-off.
"I was told yesterday I was going to play. I wasn't nervous until I was standing on the field, looking around. I think it's normal to be a little bit nervous if you play in front of so many people.
"In Holland, I played in front of 23,000 so it's beautiful to play for so many more people.
"I'm happy today. I've scored my first goal in my first game and I'll never forget it."787101