Alexander Buttner made a bright start to his Manchester United career, putting in a good performance against Wigan and scoring a great goal. With Patrice Evra’s form continuing to suffer at the start of the season, there were some calls from fans for Buttner to be started more regularly in the first team.

He played well against Newcastle in the League Cup before playing 90 minutes against Braga in the Champions League. He came unstuck against Chelsea in the League Cup though and was subbed off at half-time.

However, Buttner is happy with the start he’s made and has noticed how much he’s improved already.

“I have played more than I had expected,” he said. “New players tend to be gradually brought into the team at United. It is great to be on the training ground with such fantastic players everyday. It really improves you as a player.”