Alexander Buttner
Buttner doesn't want to leave Manchester United.Reuters

Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner has denied claims he is looking to leave Old Trafford and insists he wants to continue fighting for a starting spot at the club.

Following David Moyes' appointment during the summer the Dutch full back has had to cope with rumours suggesting the Scot is looking to bring in another left back, with the likes of Leighton Baines, Fabio Coentrao and Luke Shaw relentlessly linked with such a move.

With Patrice Evra still considered the club's number one choice, Buttner's agent has talked up the prospect of his client leaving the club this month with Genoa and Roma being credited with interest in the 24-year-old.

But after being handed his fifth start of the season in United's 2-1 loss to Swansea City at the weekend, Buttner maintains he is going nowhere.

"If people talk about other players in my position, I don't care," Buttner said Sky Sports report. "I just want to play my game and show that I can handle that level.

"I know there are some clubs that want me but I'm happy here and want to play for United so I focus 100 per cent on here.

"I don't want to leave. I want to fight for my place. I am still young and I know what I can do. I just have to wait for my chances and take them."

Tottenham were the latest team to find themselves linked with a move for former Vitesse Arnhem defender Buttner. Reports emanating from Holland last week claimed that the club would attempt to bring the left back to White Hart Lane with Danny Rose the only natural left back currently at the club.

While Buttner will remain behind Evra in the pecking order, Fabio da Silva's red card against Swansea is likely to ensure the Dutchman remains as the Frenchman's understudy. The Brazilian defender has hardly had a look in this season and his dismissal just four minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea is unlikely to have done his first team prospects any good.