Katie Zelem


United's captain, Katie is a goalscoring midfielder who swapped Turin for Manchester when signing for the Reds.

Zelem came through the United youth system before joining Liverpool in 2013, aged just 17.

A year later she made her first-team debut and was voted the club’s Young Player of the Year in her first season, as Liverpool won the WSL.

Zelem has experienced joining a newly-formed team before, when she signed for Juventus in 2017. Despite enjoying her time in Italy, she couldn’t turn down the chance of returning of returning to United after a year on the continent.

One of the most technical players in last season's Women's Championship, Zelem showcased her ability to unpick even the most resilient of backlines notching up 11 goals from 23 appearances in all competitions.

Katie's contribution on the pitch towards United winning the Championship title saw her win Player of the Month in March 2019 and the inaugural Women's Player of the Year award and she was named club captain by Casey Stoney after the departure of Alex Greenwood.

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Zelem withdraws from England squad Article

Our women's team captain will miss the forthcoming training camp with Phil Neville's Lionesses.

Alessia Russo celebrates a goal for Manchester United Women with team-mate Kirsty Hanson

Women: Birmingham 2 United 5 Article

The Reds rack up the goals to bring three WSL points back from the Midlands.

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.

Katie Zelem

Katie Zelem: I can't wait for our Chelsea game Article

Our women's team captain looks forward to facing the WSL champions on Sunday, in the first game of 2020/21.

Jess Sigsworth and Katie Zelem ahead of a Manchester United Women training session.

At home with Zelem and Sigsworth Article

The United duo joined us for a video chat recently to tell us how they're coping with life at home without football.

Diogo Dalot celebrates his goal against Tranmere Rovers.

Vote for United's Goal of the Month Article

Watch the club's best strikes in January and find out how you can vote for your favourite.

Manchester United Women celebrate a goal during the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Leigh Sports Village

United Women 3 Tottenham Women 0 Article

The Reds rack up three points in the Women's Super League with three second-half goals.

Manchester United players celebrate a goal against Norwich City

Vote for United's Goal of the Month Article

Here are 10 sensational strikes from the 10th month of the year - which one's your favourite?

Manchester United Women 2 Liverpool 0 Article

Read our match report - and watch the highlights - after James and Zelem score in our first-ever WSL win.

Katie Zelem

Zelem: We're here to compete in the WSL Article

Read our new captain's thoughts on the Manchester derby and our upcoming game against reigning champions Arsenal.

Casey Stoney delivers orders to United Women in training.

United Women ready for Manchester derby Article

Casey Stoney says her Reds are raring to go for this weekend's exciting WSL opener against Manchester City.

Katie Zelem

Revealed: United Women's new captain Article

Katie Zelem will skipper our women's team in 2019/20.

Katie Zelem

Zelem is United Women's Player of the Year Article

Katie Zelem has claimed the inaugural award after an impressive season for Casey Stoney's side.

Manchester United Women celebrate winning the Women's Championship title

Women's Player of the Year: The nominees Article

Winning the title was a team effort, but which three players have our women's squad nominated for the individual award?

Casey Stoney.

Stoney: Our mentality must be right Article

United Women's head coach Casey Stoney previews tonight's chance to clinch promotion, at home to Aston Villa Ladies.

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