United Women sign Grace Clinton

Friday 15 July 2022 18:00

Manchester United Women are delighted to announce the signing of England Under-19 midfielder Grace Clinton from Everton Women on a contract running until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Having made her senior Everton debut in the side's 6-0 victory over Aston Villa in October 2020, Grace went on to sign her first professional contract with the club in April 2021, after enjoying a breakout season.

The midfielder reached another career milestone just a few months later, in October, scoring her first senior Everton goal against Manchester City in the Continental Tyres League Cup.

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Midfielder Grace Clinton joins United Women, ahead of the 2022/23 season...

Clinton shared her pride at making the move to United and taking the next step in her career.

She said: “I’m delighted to be joining Manchester United at a very exciting time for the club.

"I have very much enjoyed my time at Everton and will always be grateful for the work they put into developing me as a player.

"When I learned of United’s interest, I was keen to hear about the plans of the club, and after speaking with Marc [Skinner] he made the ambition here very clear to me. I can’t wait to be part of it all and show my team-mates and the fans what I can do.”

Reds boss Skinner is delighted to have secured the services of Clinton, and believes that she can be a pivotal member of his squad for years to come.

He said: “We are excited to welcome Grace into the Manchester United family.

"She will bring invention, creation, and has the personality and resilience required to play for this great football club.

"Signing Grace continues to lay the long-term foundations for success at Manchester United Women.”