Manchester United Women sign Adriana Leon

Monday 04 July 2022 15:00

Manchester United Women are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian international Adriana Leon on a contract running until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Adriana makes the switch to the North West from West Ham United, where she spent three-and-a-half seasons with the East London side, making 59 appearances and scoring 13 goals. The versatile forward has 81 senior caps for Canada and was a key part of the Olympic Gold-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

To date, Adriana has 23 international goals and sits in the top 10 of Canada's all-time leading goalscorers.
Watch our new signing Adriana Leon in action for her national team, Canada.
On signing, Adriana said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to join this historic football club. To be the first Canadian female player to play for Manchester United fills me with immense pride and excitement.

“I can’t wait to join this talented group and put on the famous red jersey.”
Marc Skinner added: “Adriana is a player that will excite our fans and offer valuable experience both on and off the field.

“I was extremely impressed with Adriana’s character, as she expressed confidence and fearlessness when we discussed her coming to Manchester United.
Adriana Leon is challenged by Maria Thorisdottir, during the Reds' 3-0 win over West Ham in May.
“Her flexibility to play in multiple positions effectively, while attacking and defending one-on-one duels with ferocity, will add excellent variety to our continuously developing team.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Adriana as we journey towards future success.”