Former Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner has joined the New England Revolution, the club announced on Friday.

Buttner, 30, was signed with Targeted Allocation Money after spending the past 12 seasons in his native Netherlands, Russia, Belgium and England.

"Alexander brings experience at the game's most competitive levels, and his skill and pedigree will make him an important asset for the club on and off the field," said Revolution head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena in a team release.