McManus agrees to sign for United Women
Manchester United is delighted to announce that Abbie McManus has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the club from the 2019/20 season.
ALL ABOUT ABBIE
Born in Prestwich on 14 January 1993, Abbie McManus has enjoyed a successful career so far and will move across town to join United after spending more than a decade with Manchester City.
Having played for Bury Girls as a teenager, the defender initially signed for the Blues in 2009 and spent four years with our neighbours before leaving them for a brief spell at Sheffield Ladies in 2013.
When City became a fully professional outfit in 2014, Abbie returned to Manchester and would go on to make over 100 appearances, helping the club to win a Women's Super League title, two Women's FA Cups and two Continental Tyres Cups. McManus also played for Nick Cushing's side in two Champions League semi-finals.
The defender’s domestic achievements have been rewarded with international recognition. Having represented England in the youth ranks, Abbie earned her first senior call-up in February 2018, filling in for the injured Steph Houghton at the SheBelieves Cup tournament in the United States.
After being runners-up last year, Abbie and England got their hands on the SheBelieves Cup in March 2019 and ahead of this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup in France, the 26-year-old has been selected to be part of Phil Neville’s 23-player squad along with our captain, Alex Greenwood.
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