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Manchester United's Alexander Buttner. Picture credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester United's Alexander Buttner. Picture credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester United's Alexander Buttner. Picture credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

ALEXANDER BUTTNER insists he does not want to leave Manchester United.

The Dutchman's position at Old Trafford has been under threat ever since new manager David Moyes made his big-money bid for Leighton Baines during the summer, and then switched his attentions to Fabio Coentrao on transfer deadline-day although neither move came off.

As Moyes has since spoken passionately about Patrice Evra's influence at United, it pointed firmly to Buttner being ushered out of the exit door.

The 24-year-old has been linked with moves to both Galatasaray and Tottenham in recent weeks.

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And given the problems Moyes is presently wrestling with at United, Buttner could be forgiven for feeling a move is the best solution to his own lack of playing opportunities.

However the former Vitesse Arnhem defender is adamant nothing could be further from the truth.

"I know there are some clubs that want me but I'm happy here and want to play for Manchester United," said Buttner.

"I don't want to leave. I want to fight for my place.

"I don't care if people talk about other players in my position. I just want to play my game and show that I can handle this level.

"I know what I can do. I am still young and focused 100 per cent on being here. I just have to wait for my chance and take it."


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