Manchester United have completed the signing of Dutch defender
Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem on a five-year contract,
the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old, who was part of the preliminary Dutch squad for
Euro 2012, has made 119 appearances over the last four years at
the Eredivisie club.
"Alexander is one of the best young left backs in Europe and
we're delighted to sign him," United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
told the club's official website.
"He's someone we've been watching for a while now. He gives us
some really exciting options in that position."
Buttner, who becomes United's second Dutch signing in a week
following that of striker Robin van Persie from Arsenal, added:
"Joining Manchester United is one of the best days of my life.
"It's a team I have admired for many years now and I can't wait
to join my teammates and play my part in helping the club be