A rough diamond with bags of potential, Alexander Büttner almost certainly has eyes on Patrice Evra's left-back berth at Old Trafford.
Since joining in August 2012, the 24-year-old defender has made a sprightly start to life in M16, enjoying a handful of memorable outings for the first team whilst honing his craft with the Reserves.
Notably, Alex initially learned his trade with Ajax's fabled youth system and the Netherlands Under-21 international soon moved to Vitesse Arnhem, almost immediately graduating to their first team as a raw 17-year-old.
Although originally a winger, he eventually combined defensive nous with natural attacking ability to become an accomplished full-back - despite some early resistance against the move.
Büttner, who cites his father as an influence, earned a place in Bert van Marwijk's preliminary squad for Euro 2012 but ultimately missed out by a nose; a blow that was soon forgotten when United came calling in August 2012.
Taking advantage of Southampton's failed attempt to buy the much-sought after youngster, Sir Alex Ferguson pounced and finalised a deal in the