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Manchester United have signed defender Maya Le Tissier from Barclays Women’s Super League rivals Brighton for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old, who holds the record for the most WSL appearances made by a teenager (53), has agreed a three-year contract with United.
She has represented England at under-23 level, having previously captained her country’s under-17 side.
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“It’s very special for me to come to a club like Manchester United,” she told her new club’s website.
“The ambition and values of the club suit me as a person and it’s a very exciting project here that I want to be a part of.
“Today is a very proud moment for me and I can’t wait to pull on the famous red shirt.”
Guernsey-born Le Tissier played 73 times, scoring twice, during four years with the Seagulls.
United boss Marc Skinner said: “The recruitment of Maya is a continued sign of this football club’s ambition.
“Maya is a player that we have been monitoring for a while and, as expected, she is developing into one of the brightest young players in the country.”
Brighton manager Hope Powell told her club’s website: “Maya is one of the best young players in the WSL and we’re really sorry to see her go. It has been a privilege to play an integral role in her development.
“We wish her the best at Manchester United.”