Manchester United sign Maya Le Tissier from Brighton for undisclosed fee

Manchester United have signed defender Maya Le Tissier from Barclays Women’s Super League rival Brighton for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old, who holds the record for the most WSL appearances by a teenager (53), has agreed a three-year deal with United.

She has represented England at under-23 level and was previously captain of her country’s under-17 team.

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“It’s very special for me to come to a club like Manchester United,” he told his new club’s website.

“The ambition and values ​​of the club suit me as a person and it is a very exciting project that I want to be a part of.

“Today is a very proud moment for me and I can’t wait to put on the famous red jersey.”

Guernsey-born Le Tissier played 73 times, scoring twice, over four years with the Seagulls.

Maya Le Tissier spent four years with Brighton

Maya Le Tissier (left) spent four years in Brighton (Jonathan Brady/PA)

United manager Marc Skinner said: “The signing of Maya is a continuing sign of the ambition of this football club.

“Maya is a player that we have been monitoring for a while and, as expected, she is becoming 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 are very sorry to see her go. It has been a privilege to play an integral role in her development.

“We wish him the best at Manchester United.”