Man United signs Dutch defender Alexander Buttner
Manchester United bolstered its defensive options Tuesday by
signing Alexander Buttner, while Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez
was granted a work permit to join the Premier League club.
The 23-year-old Buttner signed a five-year deal to leave Dutch
club Vitesse Arnhem, a day after United opened the Premier League
season with a 1-0 loss at Everton.
”Alexander is one of the best young left backs in Europe and
we’re delighted to sign him,” United manager Alex Ferguson said.
”He’s someone we’ve been watching for a while now. He gives us
some really exciting options in that position.”
In the striking department, United expects the 18-year-old
Henriquez to complete his move to England after being granted a
”He will play his final game for Universidad de Chile tomorrow
and a further announcement on him joining United will be made in
due course,” United said in a statement.