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Buettner thriled with ´dream´ move

24 August 2012 20:04

New Manchester United left-back Alexander Buettner says he is delighted with his move to Old Trafford, and is keen to learn from Patrice Evra.

The 23-year-old signed a five-year deal with United earlier this week and could feature in United's first home game of the season against Fulham on Saturday.

But Buettner, who signed from Vitesse Arnhem and will wear the number 28 shirt, knows he will have to fight for a regular starting berth in Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

"I feel good, it's a dream for me to play for a big club like United," he told reporters.

"I can't wait to play for the team and let people see what I can do. I know I have to wait for my chance. I can learn so much from Patrice and I cannot wait to play with him."

Ferguson admitted he brought in Buettner as cover for Evra, but knows the France international's advancing years means he will not be able to play through the entire season.

"Patrice has played an average of 48 games a season for the last five years, an incredible statistic," the United manager said.

"He's still a fit lad but he is in his 30s now and Alex gives us good back-up. He will provide Patrice with a good challenge."

United are suffering an injury crisis in defence which could lead to a debut for Buettner, with Ferguson hinting at shifting Evra into the middle as they try to cope without the injured Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.

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