Manchester United: Robin Van Persie, Alex Buttner and MU's 6 Other Dutch Stars

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Manchester United: Robin Van Persie, Alex Buttner and MU's 6 Other Dutch Stars
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Robin van Persie has made a great start to his Manchester United career, having already notched seven goals in all competitions since his £24 million move from Arsenal during the summer.

And though he has featured much less frequently, fellow Dutch arrival, Alexander Buttner has also enjoyed a decent start, helping himself to a goal and an assist on his Premier League debut against Wigan Athletic.

Through history, the Old Trafford club may not have the richest tradition of Dutch footballers—just eight players from the Netherlands, including van Persie and Buttner, have donned the esteemed United shirt.

This lack of quantity however, is more than made up for in quality.

To commemorate the arrival of United's latest Dutch pair, this list identifies the six other fellow countrymen that van Persie and Buttner have followed in signing for Manchester United, looking back at their careers on the red side of Manchester.

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