Guerrero: The WSL will make me a more complete player

Monday 18 September 2023 17:00

The credentials of new Manchester United Women midfielder Irene Guerrero speak for themselves.

A World Cup winner with Spain at the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the former Atletico Madrid playmaker arrived in Manchester on transfer deadline day, bolstering Marc Skinner's squad further after a summer that saw much change for the Reds.

But despite her achievements, in Guerrero's very first interview since signing for the club she expresses her desire to become "more complete" in a division that she has always dreamed of playing in.

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Irene Guerrero | The signing interview

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"The [Barclays Women's] Super League is very different to Spain," she said. "I hope that this will make me a more complete player and I hope to show my best version on the pitch.

"The sporting project is what attracted me the most [to Manchester United]. They're doing so well even though they've not been in the Super League for long.

"They have very ambitious plans laid out ahead of them and that's what attracted me."

Irene was part of the Spain squad that defeated England's Lionesses in the final of the 2023 World Cup in Sydney. The 26-year-old says that while the achievement is one she will savour forever, the impact beyond the white lines of a football pitch will shape younger generations.

"It was an incredible moment that I'll never forget," she said.

"It wasn't just winning the trophy, it was about showing young boys and girls it is possible."

Our new recruit will no doubt be looking to inspire future generations at United as well, as she begins her career in English football.