Lotta Okvist.

Okvist: Manchester United is a special club

Thursday 29 August 2019 16:30

Manchester United Women’s new signing Lotta Okvist is looking forward to playing for what she describes as a "special club".

The defender’s arrival from Swedish side Hammarby IF FF was announced last week, but today is the first time Reds supporters get to see her kitted out in the 2019/20 strip.

Speaking in her first interview with club media, Okvist reveals how welcoming her new team-mates have been.

Check out our trailer to announce Lotta as a United Women player.
“I’m excited to be here,” says Okvist. “Manchester United is a special club and I think it is a good step in my career. The team and staff has been very welcoming.”

The 22-year-old is especially excited to join the Reds ahead of a maiden campaign in the Women’s Super League, which kicks off against Manchester City on Saturday 7 September.

“It’s great to be here in the first season in the league,” explains Okvist. “I think it is a very competitive league and there are some great teams who I’m looking forward to playing against.

“The Manchester City match is a great game for the team and I hope the fans will enjoy it.”

Behind the scenes with our new signing.

Last week, United Women manager Casey Stoney praised her latest recruit.

“Lotta is a talented Swedish Under-23 international with huge potential and great character," said the boss.

“She will add good balance and depth to our squad, and as a left-back she has great attacking qualities that will fit well with the way we like to play; we’re really happy to have her on board with us.”

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