Manchester United as a club and fanbase are as obsessed with Steven Gerrard as they are George Best or Bobby Charlton, but they actually sing more about Liverpool’s former captain than their own legends…
Now, a former substitute left-back, going by the name of Alex Buttner, has referenced Gerrard’s lack of Premier League title to suggest he’s had a successful career.
“I was on the pitch for United 30 times. Who can say that he has been a champion in England? I can. Even Steven Gerrard did not succeed,” Buttner told De Telegraaf, cited in the Daily Mail.
“I’ve become a much better football player, I played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Bayern Munich and Arjen Robben.”
Buttner is now 27-years-old and should be in his prime, but now plays for Vitesse in his homeland after a failed stint in Russia – where he only played 24 times in three years.
In fact, since moving to United in 2012, he’s made 38 league appearances in total…
Having played for United aged 21, he clearly hasn’t fulfilled his potential, but somehow has to use Gerrard to make him feel better… Like he wouldn’t swap careers if he was offered the chance!