Alexander Buttner is living the dream.
Having joined Manchester United from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer, the left back has gone from watching the club’s stars on TV and playing as them on computer games to training and playing with them in real life.
At 23 he has years ahead of him, so at the moment is content to just learn from his new team mates and take his chances when they come as he told United Review:
“I feel so lucky to be here and it’s great to play with so many great players like Giggs and Scholes – before I came I used to play with them on FIFA, now I get to train with them every day!
“We have so many great players in the squad and the fighting spirit is fantastic. Everybody works so hard.
“Look at someone like Wazza – he plays no.10 but he is everywhere on the pitch. He’s a great player for the team. The thing that makes United so special is the fact we have so many top players, not just in the first eleven but the on the bench as well.
“I am learning from everyone every day and I hope I can become a better player here.”