Ex-Red Buttner reveals mural of Sir Alex

Monday 10 May 2021 10:34

Alexander Buttner’s Manchester United career lasted for just two seasons, yet the Dutchman treasures his association with the club and time playing under Sir Alex Ferguson in particular.

The Dutch left-back joined the Reds from Vitesse Arnhem in August 2012, the same month in which we signed his compatriot Robin van Persie, whose goals famously helped us to win the Premier League title that season. 

Buttner made 13 appearances across 2012/13, scoring on his debut against Wigan Athletic and memorably in Sir Alex’s final match as boss: an emotional and brilliantly chaotic 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.  

After ‘the boss’ retired, Buttner enjoyed one more season at Old Trafford before leaving the club for Russian side Dinamo Moscow in the summer of 2015 – yet he will never forget his time with Sir Alex. Here’s the bit you’ll love…

At the weekend, via his official Instagram account, Buttner revealed a remarkable mural that has been installed at his home, acting as a permanent reminder of his season under Sir Alex. What do you think of it?

Take a look below...

Former United defender Alex Buttner has unveiled this eye-catching mural via Instagram.

The mural is based on a dressing-room photo that Buttner had with the boss following our title-winning victory over Aston Villa in May 2013.

Alongside the photo he posted on Instagram, the Dutchman wrote: "Wall at home! Memories! Champion of England! With the boss Sir Alex Ferguson. #Proud."

The post has been liked by his former United team-mates van Persie and Antonio Valencia, as well as thousands of Reds supporters.


The Dutchman left United for Dinamo Moscow in 2014 and, after a brief spell on loan at Anderlecht, he re-joined his former club Vitesse Arnham in the Netherlands. 

Alex later signed for Major League Soccer side New England Revolution, but is currently without a club.