Date: 21st August 2012 at 2:43pm
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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of 23 year old left back Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem.

News broke on Sunday night that United were looking at bringing in the Dutchman as back up for Patrice Evra and he was quickly whisked to Manchester for a medical. Having completed his medical and agreed personal terms, the deal was confirmed today by United on the club’s website.

The deal is thought to be in the region of €5m and will run until 2017.

Sir Alex Ferguson spoke highly of Buttner on completion of the deal saying:

“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.”

Whilst Buttner couldn’t mask his delight saying:

“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 successful.”