Man Utd flop’s household had booziest celebration involving 1200 beers after £4m switch

Alexander Buttner’s time at Manchester United was fleeting – however that did not cease his household having a boozy celebration when he first put pen-to-paper.

Buttner was a teenager with the world at his ft again in 2012 as he swapped Eredivisie minnows Vitesse for the Red Devils. The full-back had skilled robust childhood, rising up in a caravan on a council property neat the Dutch-German border.

It was a tight-knit neighborhood, who all celebrated with delight when he first moved to Old Trafford. On the household’s avenue, United posters and pink bunting had been used for adornment whereas 12 traveller singers carried out without cost.

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“We went through 1,200 bottles of beer, 200 tins of lager and 80 bottles of spirits,” one member of the family proudly stated. While a neighbour, Manus, added: “Alex is one of us and we are so proud of him. He is an exception in Kleintjeskamp. He has never touched a bottle of beer.”

Buttner himself said: “It was a marvellous factor that they did for me. They had firework shows, stay music, every little thing. We had been all collectively to have fun my transfer.”

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Alex Buttner of Manchester United in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match betwen Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on September 25, 2013 in Manchester, England.
Alexander Buttner’s household held a boozy celebration when he moved to the Red Devils

The Dutchman continued: “I’m still in awe of it all. I got to United last Tuesday for my first day of ­training. Guess who I sat next to in the dressing room? Rooney and Berbatov! A week before that, I would have been begging Rooney for an ­autograph!”

There had been even plans for the neighborhood to journey to Old Trafford when he had damaged into the first-team: “We want to hire at least three, possibly four, big coaches,” one buddy declared. However, that by no means occurred as Buttner solely made 13 Premier League appearances.

The Dutchman left with a whimper in 2014 – and he at the moment De Graafschap within the Dutch second tier.