Buttner makes winning debut for Man Utd U21s

Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda struck twice for the U21s in their 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda struck twice for the U21s in their 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Recent recruit Alexander Buttner made his first appearance for the club at left-back while Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and Anders Lindegaard all played the full 90 minutes.

With Sir Alex Ferguson, Angelo Henriquez and Tom Cleverley amongst those in attendance, a goal arrived almost instantly, with around 70 seconds on the clock. Ryan Tunnicliffe won the ball in midfield to release Macheda and, when his shot was blocked by Jordan Archer, it rebounded back off the Italian and deflected into the net.

Later, the Italian striker and was unceremoniously bundled over by Adam Smith, allowing Macheda to calmly slot in his second goal of the night.

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