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Büttner finalises Manchester United move

Published: Tuesday 21 August 2012, 15.41CET
Sir Alex Ferguson called new Manchester United FC signing Alexander Büttner "one of the best young left-backs in Europe" as the 23-year-old completed his move to Old Trafford.
Büttner finalises Manchester United move
Alexander Büttner has signed a five-year contract with United ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 21 August 2012, 15.41CET

Büttner finalises Manchester United move

Sir Alex Ferguson called new Manchester United FC signing Alexander Büttner "one of the best young left-backs in Europe" as the 23-year-old completed his move to Old Trafford.

Vitesse defender Alexander Büttner has completed a move to Manchester United FC, signing a five-year contract after completing medical tests at Old Trafford. No details of a transfer fee have been released.

The 23-year-old – who was named in the Netherlands' provisional 36-man squad for UEFA EURO 2012 – said: "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 team-mates and play my part in helping the club be successful."

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson added: "Alexander is one of the best young left-backs in Europe and we're delighted to sign him. He's someone we've been watching for a while now. He gives us some really exciting options in that position."

Büttner made over 100 league appearances for Arnhem-based Vitesse. United will enter the UEFA Champions League in the group stage after finishing second in England last season.

Last updated: 21/08/12 15.51CET

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