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Buttner in dreamland after impressive Man Utd bow

Summer signing Alexander Buttner was surprised by his own performance on debut for Manchester United on the weekend.

The Dutch left-back, who joined from Vitesse Arnhem last month, scored a goal and set another up as United beat Wigan Athletic 4-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Buttner, who stepped in for the rested Patrice Evra, admits it was a dream to make his United bow and says he felt even better to contribute in his first outing.

"When I stood on the pitch on Saturday, I thought 'how have I ended up here'," he said.

"It has all happened a bit fast. You hope to get some minutes on the pitch, but I was suddenly in the team.

"I heard about it first on Friday from Rene Meulensteen (United coach) and then from Ferguson.

"I'm just going to enjoy playing football and I really enjoyed my debut I'm learning here every day."

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