Jane Ross wavering the 2019/20 Manchester United kit.

United Women's ins and outs this summer

Thursday 01 August 2019 15:46

The summer transfer window is in full swing and Manchester United Women have been involved in plenty of business, with players both joining and leaving the club.

This guide will keep track of all the confirmed incomings and outgoings, as Casey Stoney reshapes her squad ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Midfielder Jackie Groenen was the first signing announced during the off-season and she met up with her new team-mates after a busy summer with the Netherlands at the Women’s World Cup, where they finished as beaten finalists to the USA.  

Jackie had previously played for FFC Frankfurt and is the first overseas signing for United Women.

Two of our new recruits, Jackie Groenen and Abbie McManus, involved in pre-season training.
She was quickly followed by Abbie McManus, who, like Gronen, was in France for the World Cup during the summer.

Part of Phil Neville’s England Women’s squad at the tournament, McManus joined the Reds from our local rivals Manchester City and brings a wealth of Women’s Super League (WSL) experience.

Hayley Ladd became the third addition to Stoney’s squad when it was announced in early June that she had signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Reds.

The Welsh international arrived at United from Birmingham City, but has also represented Bristol City, Coventry City and Finnish outfit Kokkola Futis.

Jane Ross, who played against the Reds last season for West Ham United, has bolstered our attacking resources for the 2019/20 campaign.

An experienced striker whose playing days began in 2006, Ross has earned over 125 caps for her native Scotland.  

Finally, United have recruited England international Mary Earps from German side VfL Wolfsburg.

The Nottingham-born keeper will provide cover for Fran Bentley, who fractured her humerus in July, and for Siobhan Chamberlain, who is expecting her first child in 2020.

As for outgoings, five of our title-winning side have departed the club this summer.

They include former skipper Alex Greenwood, who leaves for Lyon after featuring 27 times for the Reds, 26 as a starter, scoring five goals in all competitions.

Charlie Devlin, who made 20 appearances for the club, scoring six goals, also departs, along with Naomi Hartley, who moves to Sheffield United after an encouraging season with Stoney's Reds. Meanwhile, Ebony Salmon and Lucy Roberts have left for Bristol City and South Florida Bulls respectively, following the conclusion of their contracts.
We would like to wish the best of luck to all those leaving the club this summer and welcome our new signings.

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