Date: 28th August 2012 at 1:02pm
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New signing Alexander Buttner has received ringing praise from United old boy Raymond Van Der Gouw.

Van Der Gouw, who spent 6 years at United, has been a coach at Vitesse Arnhem since 2009 and worked with Buttner, and the former stopper expects that given the chance Buttner will become a fan favourite at Old Trafford.

Buttner signed a 5 year deal at Old Trafford last week and is excited to get his career off the ground and it is this enthusiasm that Van Der Gouw believes will endear him to United fans as he told ManUtd.Com:

“If he can play plenty of games then people will love him because he gives absolutely everything.

“Don’t worry about that; he’ll never let you down.

“He’s scored a few goals but that’s because he started out as a left midfielder. He only became a left-back in the last couple of years, but he made such big progress that it became his position.

“He still likes to go forward and try to score. He has a powerful kick, a very good left foot and he puts in some good crosses, too. He has a lot of energy and he’s good for team spirit.

“He’s so excited about joining United.

“Having got the chance, he really wants to go for it. He was very impressed with what he saw of Old Trafford when he went to sign, even though it was empty. I know the feeling.

“I told him he was very lucky to be arriving at a club like United, because it’s a totally different world to any other club, and I told him to take the chance with both hands. I really hope he does.”