Jayde Riviere signs for Manchester United Women

Saturday 21 January 2023 09:30

Manchester United Women are delighted to announce the signing of 21-year-old Canadaian international defender Jayde Riviere on a contract running until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Jayde made her full international debut at just 16 years old and has since gone on to make 36 senior appearances for Canada.

She was part of their gold medal-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and has also helped her country to secure two silver CONCACAF medals.

Jayde Riviere | The signing interview Video

Jayde Riviere | The signing interview

Jayde Riviere says it's "a dream come true" to join United Women, having grown up supporting the club...

Riviere said: “I am a huge Manchester United fan, so this is a dream come true for me to sign here.

“I’m really looking forward to developing and learning at this huge football club, and I can’t wait to use all my playing attributes to help us achieve our joint goals on the pitch.”

Head coach Marc Skinner commented: “Jayde is an exciting young player who matches the long-term version of Manchester United, and our continued belief in nurturing the best young talent in the game.

“We have been monitoring Jayde for a long time and believe she has the attributes to become an excellent footballer.

“We are delighted she has signed her first professional contract with us and look forward to seeing the quality she will add to the group.”

Head of women's football, Polly Bancroft, added: “Jayde joins us as a full international, hungry for club football at the highest level.

“Her drive aligns with the ambitions of this football club, and we are excited to see her develop further here at Manchester United.”