United sign Melvine Malard on loan

Friday 15 September 2023 12:45

Manchester United Women are delighted to announce the signing of France international Melvine Malard on loan.

The 23-year-old forward joins United from Division 1 Feminine side Lyon, where she has won the UEFA Women’s Champions League four times, in addition to two French top-flight titles.

Malard made her full international debut on 18 September 2020, as France defeated Serbia 2-0.

Earlier that year, Malard was named one of the 10 most promising young players in Europe by UEFA.

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The England international makes a return to her childhood club on deadline day.

Malard said: “I am truly very happy to be here, and to join this club and this city. I cannot wait to meet the fans and get started.”

Head coach Marc Skinner added: “Melvine’s honours speak for themselves, and we are delighted to welcome a proven winner at domestic and European level to our Manchester United family.

“Melvine will no doubt excite our fans and bring a fluid attacking quality to our team.”

Head of Women's Football Polly Bancroft said: “Melvine brings to us undeniable Champions League winning experience, which will be valuable for our maiden European season. We are thrilled to secure her signature.”

Everyone at Manchester United would like to welcome Melvine to the football club and wish her a very successful career in red.