Manchester United Women sign Maria Thorisdottir from title rivals

Man Utd's ew signing, Maria Thorisdottir
Maria Thorisdottir on the ball for Norway against Wales. (PA Images)

Manchester United Women have signed Maria Thorisdottir from Chelsea on a deal until the end of the 2022/23 season, with the option of a further year.

The 27-year-old Norway international defender has also previously played for Klepp in her country’s top division.

Thorisdottir is an experienced international player, with 46 caps for her country, and was a key part of the Norway squad who reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

Maria Thorisdottir said:

“I’m proud to be joining Manchester United; growing up the club was always big in Norway, so for me to now be a part of the women’s side is really exciting. I’ve been impressed with the way the team have developed in a short space of time and have heard so many good things about Casey too, so I can’t wait to start working with her and the rest of the staff. I’m also really looking forward to getting to know my new teammates, this group is young and ambitious and to be part of that is great; the future is really bright for this team.

Head coach Casey Stoney said:

“I’m so pleased to welcome Maria to the club; she’s a fantastic player and character who I think will fit in really well here. Her power and versatility as a defender is clear to see, and I know she will add some great competition to our defensive unit and really strengthen our options. We’re all looking forward to working with her over the next few seasons.”

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