Alexander Buttner quits Man Utd for Dynamo Moscow

Dutch defender said that he wanted to play in the Champions League

 Alexander Buttner  has joined Dynamo Moscow. Photograph:  Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Alexander Buttner has joined Dynamo Moscow. Photograph: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

 

Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner has agreed a contract with Dynamo Moscow, the Russian side have announced.

Dynamo on Tuesday posted a statement on their official website which said Buttner’s contract was “agreed upon” and that only “technical details” were being settled, and which was accompanied by pictures of the left-back in their training kit.

The 25-year-old Dutchman said: “I want to play in the Champions League, win trophies. Dynamo are a very strong team and I am confident that we will fight for first place this season.”

Buttner has made a total of only 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals, since joining United from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2012.

His fellow left-back Patrice Evra in May signed a new contract with the Red Devils, who have been linked with another player in that position, Southampton’s England international Luke Shaw.

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