Alexander Buttner has completed his move from Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands to Manchester United, signing a 5 year deal for £3.9m.
The promising left back was also selected in the provisional national squad for the Euros, but was eventually left out of the final cut. However, do not let that lessen his abilities. Sir Alex Ferguson had to act quickly before the usual culprits, in the shape of Manchester City, Chelsea or PSG got wind of his failed move from Southampton, and get him signed up quickly.
This has been more imperative with the news that Rio Ferdinand could be out for up to four weeks due to a freak training ground injury leaving United short at the back. It is worth noting that Buttner can also play at right back and is two-footed. This is a distinct bonus especially with the departure of John O`Shea last season.
Moreover, he was Vitesse Arnhem`s second highest scorer in the Eredivisie last season, so he also knows where the net is! It is unlikely that he will be avaiable for tonights game against Everton at Goodison Park, but we do expect to see new boys Kagawa and Van Persie.
Ferguson and United have a very good record at Everton and will hope that despite the Ferdinand setback, they will be victorious again tonight.