Lyon’s Melvine Malard loaned to Manchester United Women

Manchester United's new loan signing, Melvine Malard
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Manchester United have signed French international forward Melvine Malard on a season-long loan deal from Lyon.

She has over 20 caps for France and has won the UEFA Women’s Champions League four times with Lyon.

Malard told “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 said: “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 added: “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.”

Meanwhile, United have loaned 19-year-old winger Alyssa Aherne to Everton and 18-year-old defender Jess Simpson to Bristol City.

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