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Buttner confident of stopping Robben

A confident Alexander Buttner has insisted he is ready for the biggest task of his career and believes he can stop Arjen Robben on Tuesday.

Alexander Buttner featured for Manchester United in the victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Alexander Buttner will find himself in the spotlight.

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Manchester United's second-choice left-back is likely to deputise for the suspended Patrice Evra against European champions Bayern at Old Trafford.

And that will pit him against his fellow Dutchman Robben, who scored the goal that eliminated United in 2010 and the winner in last season's Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

But Buttner said: "I feel confident about playing them. I know what Arjen Robben can do and I am ready for him.

"I have never played against him before and I haven't watched videos or anything like that to study him but I know enough from what I have seen to know how he plays the game. It is not under discussion how good he is! We all know that. This kind of big game is why you play football. It is what it is all about."

The former Vitesse Arnhem player has only started seven league games since joining United in 2012 but hopes that a fine performance against Robben could prove a springboard for him.

Buttner added: "It would be good for my career if I could do well against Robben. In the last two matches I have played well put in some good challenges and I hope I will build on that not just Bayern but after that as well. But I am focused 100 per cent on Bayern now and I am ready. I want to do well against Robben.

"I'll do everything I can to stop Robben and help the team get a win at home. I hope we can beat them. I know him a little. He's a good player -- everybody knows that -- and it's going to be a tough day.

"I think he's very good one against one, especially when he comes inside. I have to focus on that game and be confident in my own quality. I know I can get the better of him."


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