Manchester United confirm third transfer in three days

Manchester United confirm third transfer in three days

Manchester United have announced that Alexander Buttner has finalised his move to Dynamo Moscow for a fee believed to be in the region of €5.5m, rising to €7m.

Both Buttner and Dynamo Moscow’s vice-president had made it abundantly obvious that Buttner was moving to Moscow, so today’s announcement was more a formality than anything else and now it is complete.

The 25-year-old leaves having made 28 appearances in two years and given that United now have Patrice Evra and Luke Shaw, he was never going to get a game so a move away was right for him and United.

Ed Woodward has had an outstanding 72 hour period having sealed the signings of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera but making a profit on Buttner is almost the most impressive deal of the three given how poor a defender he had been since joining United. He may have had a few impressive appearances but he was never good enough to be Patrice Evra’s long-term replacement.

Buttner’s departure should be the first of many this year for United with the likes of Anderson, Ashley Young, Bebe and a host of others who all could potentially follow Buttner out the exit door.

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