In a significant move aimed at bolstering their squad for the upcoming Women’s Super League (WSL) season, Manchester United proudly unveiled the signing of Irene Guerrero, a Spanish World Cup champion and midfielder, on Thursday. The Red Devils are leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of capturing their first-ever Women’s Super League title.
Irene Guerrero, a 26-year-old maestro hailing from Atletico Madrid, marks United’s sixth acquisition in the summer transfer window, following their second-place finish in the WSL last season and a heart-wrenching loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
Guerrero, who played an instrumental role in Spain’s recent World Cup triumph, expressed her elation, stating, “I feel very happy and very privileged to be here. I am very proud to be part of the Manchester United family and look forward to achieving all our goals together.”
Manchester United’s manager, Marc Skinner, spoke highly of their new addition, emphasizing the significance of Guerrero’s experience both domestically and on the international stage. “Irene is a World Cup winner whose quality is an excellent addition to our team. The experience she brings, both domestically and internationally, will be key as we pursue success across the multiple competitions, we face this season,” Skinner said.
Under Skinner’s guidance, Manchester United has undergone a substantial squad overhaul in the off-season, securing the services of some prominent talents. The signing of Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa, the World Cup’s top scorer, has garnered significant attention, alongside acquisitions Gemma Evans, Geyse, Emma Watson, and Evie Rabjohn. These signings reflect the club’s commitment to strengthening their squad and challenging for top honors.
However, amidst these arrivals, Manchester United has had to endure the loss of England striker Alessia Russo, who departed for rivals Arsenal on a free transfer. Additionally, the club faces a tough battle to retain their star goalkeeper, Mary Earps. Earps was a standout performer during the Lionesses’ journey to the World Cup final, earning the coveted Golden Glove award as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.
Rumors continue to swirl that Arsenal is keenly interested in securing Earps’ services, with the goalkeeper having just one year left on her contract with Manchester United. As the transfer window countdown continues, the fate of Mary Earps remains uncertain, making it a compelling subplot in the upcoming WSL season. Manchester United fans and football enthusiasts alike eagerly await the unfolding of this exciting chapter in women’s football.