United Women sign Vilde Boe Risa

Tuesday 20 July 2021 10:00

Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Norway international Vilde Bøe Risa on a deal until the end of the 2022/23 season, with the option of a further year.

The 26-year-old midfielder has spent the majority of her playing career in Norway and Sweden, with spells at Arna-Bjørnar, Göteborg FC and Sandviken respectively in recent years.

Bøe Risa has 37 caps for her country; she made her senior debut for Norway in 2016 and was a key part of the squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

Welcome, Vilde Boe Risa! Video

Welcome, Vilde Boe Risa!

See the Norwegian playmaker in her new surroundings...

Vilde Bøe Risa said: “I’m happy to be here, at such a big club that I have grown up supporting. Manchester United is huge in Norway so to be able to come here and play for the team now is a dream come true.

“I am really looking forward to playing in the WSL and I want to help the team as much as I can in qualifying for the Champions League. I’m also excited to get to know my new team-mates and, of course, I hope I can see the fans in the stadium soon too.”

John Murtough, football director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Vilde to the club, she has all the qualities required to be a Manchester United player and we know she can have a great impact here. She reads the game so well and is a fantastic playmaker with great vision and link-up play.

“Vilde brings leadership skills from her time in Sweden, along with Champions League experience, which is something the club is striving for. She is just one of a number of key signings we are making this summer as we look to build on last season with the women’s team.”