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Manchester United boss inadvertently humiliates Buttner

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Alexander Buttner was afforded a rare start for Manchester United on Sunday and, although providing the assist for Javier Hernandez, was unable to prevent his club from being knocked out of the FA Cup.

The full-back, like his teammates, would have been feeling rather sorry for himself after the defeat against Swansea and his mood would surely not have been improved following comments from the manager.

After the last-gasp 2-1 loss at Old Trafford, David Moyes was forced to defend his team selection and did so by claiming he sent out a side capable of securing a positive result against the Swans.

Moyes pointed out how he had fielded a team boasting eleven players with international experience. That was, of course, until he remembered about Buttner.

"We had a very strong team out. Just about every player we had out was an international player," the Manchester United boss told reporters. "Maybe Alex Buttner wasn't, but everyone is getting an opportunity to show what they can do."

Buttner has played only seven times in the Premier League during a season-and-a-half with Manchester United and his long-term prospects would not appear to be positive.

The Dutchman has been linked with a departure ever since Moyes arrived at Manchester United, and the potential acquisition of Leighton Baines will only serve to further damage his future with the club.

He did, however, claim on Monday that he has no desire to leave the Premier League champions.

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