PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

28. Alexander Büttner

Birthdate:11 Feb 1989
Birthplace:Doetinchem
Position:Defender
Appearances27
Goals Scored2
Joined United:21 Aug 2012
United Debut:15 Sep 2012 v Wigan (H)
International:

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. 

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