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Buttner to follow Van Persie to Manchester United

After signing Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Manchester United is due to sign another Dutchman, Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem.

sports Updated: Aug 20, 2012 15:28 IST

After signing Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Manchester United is due to sign another Dutchman, Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem.

The 23-year-old Buttner is expected to undergo a medical Monday and will sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford, reports Xinhua.

"This is really a dream coming true," Buttner told local Dutch channel Omroep Gelderland. "It all went very quickly and of course I am very happy."

In the past months Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Southampton also showed interest in the left back, but for several reasons this interest did not end up in a transfer.

Due to the pending transfer Buttner was banned from the first team of Vitesse. He lost a case against his club in court to terminate his contract, which ran out in 2013.

Buttner played 107 Eredivisie matches for Vitesse, in which he scored 10 goals. He was part of the provisional Dutch squad for Euro 2012.

In Manchester he will meet Dutch star striker Van Persie, who signed for the Red Devils in the biggest transfer of the summer.