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Alexander Buttner: New Signing a Perfect Backup Plan for Man U at Left-Back

Sir Alex Ferguson does not appear to be sleeping much as the transfer window nears its close, and Dutch left-back Alexander Buttner became yet another wise addition to the Manchester United roster.

Simon Rice of The Independent reported Tuesday that United paid £3.9 million to Vitesse Arnhem for Buttner’s services. The 23-year-old was elated with the move, and Rice quotes him saying, “If a week ago, you told me that together with Robin van Persie I would be playing at Manchester United, I would have driven you straight to the madhouse.”

He had five goals in 32 appearances last season for Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie, and he will start his career with the Red Devils as an excellent option to spell Patrice Evra.

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