Alexander Buttner exits Manchester United: Left-back wants to 'win trophies'

The Dutchman has agreed to join Dynamo Moscow
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Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner has agreed to join Dynamo Moscow, saying he wants to "win trophies".

Dynamo 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 made a total of only 28 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United, scoring two goals, following his surprising move from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2012.

Manchester United have made Southampton a £34m offer for left back Luke Shaw


His exit comes as little surprise. As well as not featuring regularly, current first-choice left-back Patrice Evra agreed a new contract in May.


Manchester United are also pursuing Southampton and England left-back Luke Shaw. That Louis van Gaal appears to have sanctioned the exit of his countryman could be an indication that United are confident of securing a deal for Shaw.