Manchester United women have made the Norwegian midfielder Vilde Boe Risa their first signing of the summer after her departure from Sandviken in her home country.
Boe Risa, who has played 37 times for Norway and was part of the country’s squad at the 2019 World Cup, has joined United on a two-year contract with the possibility of another 12 months.
“I’m happy to be here, at a club as big as the one I grew up supporting,” she told ManUtd.com.
“Manchester United is huge in Norway, so it is a dream to be able to come here and play for the team now.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in the WSL and I want to help the team as much as I can when I qualify for the Champions League. I’m also happy to get to know my new teammates and I hope of course that I can soon also see the fans in the arena. ”
United have not yet appointed a new manager after Casey Stoney resigned at the end of last season, although recruitment is now believed to be in the final stages and a contract with the new manager will be signed sooner rather than later.
The squad has been without a manager for more than two months, which has been a major source of frustration for both fans and players, and the squad is believed to have recently contacted PFA for advice on concerns about the direction of the club.
United finished fourth in the WSL last season, barely missing the Champions League qualifiers with a single point behind Arsenal. But competition at the top of the table has increased since then and recruitment is the way to bridge that gap.
United have also lost several key players in Amy Turner, Tobin Heath and Christen Press, while Lauren James is leaving for Chelsea.
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