Butt Scores In 'Dream Debut' ... Yeah Right!

Last updated : 01 December 2010 By Footy Mad - Editor

The 35-year-old came out of retirement for a weekly wage of £200,000 to resume his playing career, although he insists money was not the motive in the deal.

Yeah right ... II'm sure he always dreamt of strutting his stuff in the Far East and playing for South China FC was always his ambition.

The goal was a curling free-kick against TSW Pegasus (which was always going to be the case because he never had the legs to get in the opposing side's penalty area) before squandering a spot-kick.

Butt retired from club football at the end of last season after helping Newcastle to the Championship title.

He snubbed an offer from old mate Roy Keane to join Ipswich Town, although the Tractor Boys offered him only one 20th of what he is picking up in China.