Manchester United has always been a respected club, but they have a lot more to be smiling about these days. Even though this story starts out on a sour note, in the loss of Eden Hazard during the off season, Manchester rebounded with the acquisition of talent sent to fortify the team and create a threatening force that Man U hasn't produced in several seasons.
Alexander Buttner to Manchester United from Vitesse Arnhem
As of Monday August 20, 2012, Manchester United was wrapping up the specifics of the new deal with Alexander Buttner of Vitesse Arnhem. This 23 year old player was acquired primarily to support the left back position as Fabio is off for an entire season on loan to the Queens Park Rangers. Despite not starting, Buttner will get his fair share of pitch time as well.
Sir Alex Ferguson Responded to Missing Eden Hazard
After losing Eden Hazard to Chelsea after a hard fought deliberation, it was refreshing to note how Sir Alex Ferguson responded. He did not let the set back ruin his plans to rebuild the team and create something substantial. He immediately went to work on another excellent prospect in Buttner and was relentless in his pursuit the second time around.
Manchester United Looks to the Future with Alexander Buttner
Considering the fact that one of the only weak areas of the Manchester United team was the left back defensive stand, this could not have been a better decision for the club. Since Buttner is nearly a decade younger than Evra, this can be a wise investment for Manchester to transition Evra out and pull up the new blood Buttner to take starting position. It could be quite the pair between Fabio Pereira da Silva and Alexander Buttner in upcoming seasons. Previously, I wrote about how the move to l oan Fabio Silva was a long-term plan; now, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is continuing to build for the future.
As of Tuesday August 21, 2012, Manchester will begin comprising their new battle plan with their four new acquisitions over the off season. Other prominent player signings during the summer included Nick Powell at midfield, Shinji Kagawa at midfield, and Robin van Persie at striker.
Rob Toccs grew up playing soccer. In the third grade, he wrote a report on British football and has grown to love Manchester United since then. He now writes on the latest developments in Manchester United's news.
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