Alexander Buttner was born on the 11th of February 1989 in Doetinchem, Netherlands. He began his career in 2008 with Vitesse Arnhem. He scored his first professional goal in a league match against FC Volendam. He played 107 league matches for the club scoring 10 goals. Buttner signed for English club Manchester United in 2012.
In August 2012 he signed for Manchester United in a five year deal. He made his league debut for the club on the 15th of September 2012 assisting the second and scoring the third. He won the Man of the Match award. He faces competition with Patrice Evra for the left back spot.
He has played for Netherlands U-20 and U-21 sides. He was on the shortlist for the UEFA EURO Championship in 2012 Buttner shows great pace and agility and he is a player of great potential. Buttner looks set to make his Netherlands debut in the coming years.