Manchester United Women sign defender Gabby George

Man Utd Women's new signing, Gabby George
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Manchester United have acquired England international defender Gabby George on a permanent deal from Everton.

A former United Centre of Excellence player, George became Everton’s first player to sign a professional contract and made her way through the England development sides to play for the seniors.

Gabby George told “It’s been a surreal day. As a massive Manchester United fan, I’m buzzing to be here. It’s the club I’ve supported since I was born, and I’m delighted to come back. This club means a lot to me and my family, and it’s where we want to be.”

Head coach Marc Skinner said: “We are delighted to welcome Gabby back to Manchester United, after seeing her flourish during her time away at Everton. Gabby’s versatility across the defensive line will further increase the competitiveness of our team and she will no doubt play an important part throughout this busy season.”

Head of women’s football Polly Bancroft added: “Gabby joins United with established WSL pedigree, and we are delighted she has chosen to return to us, having graduated from our Centre of Excellence in 2014. Our fans can expect to see an exciting and dynamic player in our famous red shirt.”

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