Abbie McManus


A leader with a wealth of experience, the defender moved across Manchester when signing for the Reds.

Abbie spent 12 years at our rivals Manchester City but, in 2019, jumped at the opportunity to join the club she grew up supporting.

“It’s unbelievable for me and especially for my family, who are all big Manchester United fans. I’m really happy to become a Red,” the centre-back revealed after signing for United.

During her time at City, McManus won seven major honours, including the Women's Super League title, FA Cup and Continental League Cup. She also represented Sheffield FC for a season in 2013/14 and helped them win the National League North title.

The Prestwich-born defender has established herself as vital part of the England international set-up in recent years and was part of Phil Neville’s squads at 2019 SheBelieves Cup and World Cup.

As well as being an excellent defender, Abbie is a calming presence at the back and is renowned for her technical ability on the ball.

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Phil Neville

Reds quartet selected for England duty Article

Four United players are among a squad of 30 as Phil Neville announces his latest Lionesses selection.

New Manchester United Women signing Abbie McManus.

McManus: I'm over the moon to be a Red Article

New United Women signing Abbie McManus is excited to work with Casey Stoney and face her former club City in the derby.

Jackie Groenen is consoled by her Netherlands team-mates.

United Women feature in World Cup's final weekend Article

Three Reds were in action in the third-place play-off and final of a record-breaking tournament in France.

Steph Houghton consoles Rachel Daly and Nikita Parris after England's defeat to USA.

World Cup: United duo knocked out in semi-finals Article

Alex Greenwood and Abbie McManus were on the bench as England lost 2-1 to holders USA in the tournament's last four.

England celebrate scoring a goal against Norway in their Women's World Cup quarter-final.

World Cup: United duo reach semi-finals Article

Alex Greenwood and Abbie McManus are into the last four of the tournament with Phil Neville's England.

Jackie Groenen in action for the Netherlands.

United trio learn last-16 World Cup opponents Article

Groenen, Greenwood and McManus all reach the knockout stages in France.

Alex Greenwood and Abbie McManus celebrate England Women's World Cup win over Argentina

World Cup: Reds trio through, pair in peril Article

United Women will have at least three players in the knockout rounds of France 2019.

Promotional graphic to announce the pre-contract signing of Abbie McManus

McManus agrees to sign for United Women Article

England defender Abbie McManus has signed a pre-contract agreement to join our women's team.

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