Alexander Buttner has signed for Manchester United. The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has confirmed the signing of Buttner. The Dutch defender has joined the club on a contract of 5 years. United has bought him from Vitesse after paying a contract fee of 3.9 million pounds. Ferguson said that Buttner is a fantastic left back and his inclusion has strengthened the defense of United.
Buttner had been playing for Vitesse since the last 4 years. He had joined the club in 2008. In the last 4 seasons, Buttner has been one of the most consistent players of Vitesse. His first goal for Vitesse was against Volendam in the 2008-09 season. Due to his consistent performances for the Dutch club, Buttner was included in the Netherlands national team for Euro Cup 2012. In July 2012, Buttner was on the verge of signing for Southampton, but, due to some controversy, the deal was not finalized. However, it would not be easy for Buttner to find a place in the United’s first team. United already has a left back in the form of Patrick Evra. Evra is the first choice left back of Alex Ferguson and Buttner has been included in the team as Evra’s cover.
After signing for Manchester United, Buttner said that it had been his dream to play for Manchester United. It is one of the oldest clubs in the world and he is very excited to play for United in this season. As per Buttner, there are some great players in the Manchester United team and it would be an honour for him to play with such great payers. He can’t wait to make his debut for United. On being asked about his targets in the ongoing season, Buttner said that he is not expecting to get many opportunities to play in this season. But, whenever he goes on to the field, he would try to give his best for the team.