Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Alex Buttner deserves his Premier League champions' medal.

The Dutch fullback played just three games in the league this season, but relaxed rules means he still qualifies for a medal.

"That's what I think is a lot fairer," said Ferguson. "Büttner was great because he is with us in every away game and also there in every training session.

"He has played three times and was a dozen times on the bench, so I think that's a nice contribution."