Manchester United scout: Alexander Buttner 'third or fourth' best left-back in Holland

Scout casts doubts over Buttner's ability
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Manchester United's Dutch scout Ed van Stijn indicates that he did recommend that the club sign left-back Alexander Buttner.

Manchester United's chief scout in Holland has claimed that Alexander Buttner was only the third or fourth best left-back in the Dutch league.

Buttner, 23, finalised his move to the Red Devils from Vitesse Arnhem on a five-year contract earlier today.

However, Ed van Stijn has since suggested that the defender was not signed upon his recommendation.

"Every season [United] ask all European scouts for a list of players," Van Stijn told Algemeen Dagblad.

"They ask you to create a top five of the best players in the league for every position. I had Buttner at number three or four on my list."

Buttner scored five goals for Vitesse last season.

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