Alexander Buttner has admitted to be overlooked by Manchester United’s incoming manager Louis van Gaal, as he believes it is time he moved elsewhere, The Guardian reports.
With only 28 appearances in two seasons, the Dutch defender has played down his chances of getting any more playing time under the new management regime.
United have extended the contract of their regular left-back, Patrice Evra, who plays in the same position as Buttner and are also closely linked with Southampton man Luke Shaw.
“Van Gaal never gave me the chance in the Dutch national team, despite being voted man of the match 14 times at Manchester United,” he claimed in the Dutch paper De Telegraaf. “Apparently he is not very confident about me. So I think this is the right moment to leave.”
The 25-year-old’s agent also believes that the player’s time at Old Trafford is numbered and should really consider quitting, even hinting at a possible switch to Dynamo Moscow.
“In the past two years, Louis van Gaal has ignored Buttner time after time so what kind of perspective does he have when Van Gaal becomes his new club coach?” he told Voetbal International.
“Patrice Evra signed a new contract and with Luke Shaw they want to buy another player for Buttner’s position. To stay at Manchester United was not an option for Buttner. Dynamo Moscow has great plans for the future and they want to challenge for the title.”