United Women sign Gemma Evans

Thursday 06 July 2023 16:00

Manchester United are delighted to announce the signing of Wales international Gemma Evans on a permanent deal.

The experienced defender joins United after spells with former Women's Super League sides Bristol City and Reading, and was ranked third-highest in the WSL for shots blocked (19 in total), last campaign.

With over 50 international caps, Gemma will link up with fellow compatriot Hayley Ladd in Manchester – with whom she has formed a formidable centre-back partnership for her country.
Gemma Evans said: “It’s a massive honour to sign here. It’s something I’ve dreamt about. The ambition of the club is what brought me here. Seeing how well the girls did last year was amazing. It’s just an unbelievable feeling to be here now. The progression of the club is something I want to be onboard with and help build on the amazing foundations already here.”

Marc Skinner said: “Gemma will bring a wealth of experience to our playing squad and offer even more versatility to our playing style. Her international credentials and WSL experience will help us, as we navigate multiple competitions. We are delighted to welcome Gemma into our Manchester United family.”
Polly Bancroft said: “We are delighted that Gemma has chosen to join us at Manchester United. Her defensive knowledge and overall understanding of the game will be invaluable to our squad, as we compete on several fronts this season.”

Everyone at the football club would like to welcome Gemma to Manchester and wish her the very best of luck in our famous red shirt.