Turner: England call-up is a real honour for me

Friday 24 November 2023 18:46

Manchester United Women defender Millie Turner says she is "honoured" to have been called up by England for December's UEFA Nations League double-header.

The centre-back has started every one of our Women's Super League games so far this season, with the Reds back in action against Bristol City on Sunday, in our final game before the international break.

Turner, who is yet to make her senior Lionesses debut, will be joined by club team-mates Mary Earps, Maya Le Tissier, Katie Zelem and Ella Toone in the England group, as they prepare to take on the Netherlands and Scotland.

The 27-year-old recently found the net against West Ham to open her own goalscoring account for the season, and spoke exclusively to club media after her addition to the national-team squad earlier today.

Turner called up by England


United Women defender Millie is set to join up with the Lionesses for their upcoming Nations League double-header.

“[I am] delighted to be called into the Lionesses squad,” said Millie, speaking at Carrington.

“It’s a real honour for me and a proud moment for my friends and family.”
With prior experience of international duty, Turner received her first senior call-up in September 2020, during Phil Neville’s time in charge.

The Reds defender was also selected by England interim boss Hege Riise in 2021, but is yet to make an appearance for the Lionesses, something which we would all love to see during the upcoming two fixtures.
Turner's screamer against West Ham Video

Turner's screamer against West Ham

Millie T has been recognised by England for her defending, but it helps that she can also score worldies like this...

Speaking ahead of last week's clash against our crosstown rivals Manchester City at the Theatre of Dreams, Turner amplified her ambitions to represent England on the pitch one day, with the upcoming break now potentially her opportunity to do so.

She told Sky Sports: “I just want to keep getting better and better each week and do everything that I can for the team [at United].

“I hopefully one day will make the England squad, as that is a huge ambition of mine, but here at this club right now is all I can do, and all I can control is putting in good performance and getting good results.”