Buttner admits almost quitting Man Utd

Alexander Buttner admits his Manchester United career was almost over before it started last season.

Alexander Buttner admits his Manchester United career was almost over before it started last season.

He grew up on a travellers’ camp in Holland and missed his family setting so badly he considered going home.

Buttner said: “I now know about homesickness.

“I’d think about my family and friends at home many times. How they were, what they were doing, little things like that. But I did not give up and I have my girlfriend Laura and brother Denny to thank for that.

“They were always there for me in England. I could call on them any time. I needed their warmth.

“I’m a fighter. But had I been on my own, I’d have got on a plane back to Holland a long time ago.”

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