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.”