Manchester United Women Sign 34-Year-Old Former Tottenham Striker

Manchester United Women

Manchester United Women have confirmed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur striker Rachel Williams.

Williams, 34, has signed a two-year deal with the Red Devils.

She is the second summer signing following the addition of Canadian forward Adriana Leon.

Rachel Williams Joins Manchester United Women

‘I’ll Bring My Experience’ – Rachel Williams

Upon joining the club, Rachel Williams told manutd.com: “I’m very pleased to join this fantastic club. It’s a big opportunity that’s been handed to me and I’m looking forward to getting started.

“United have a good squad and I’m excited to work with these girls for the coming season.

“I’ll bring my experience of this league to the group, together with my one hundred per cent work rate and desire to win every game – I can guarantee that.”

Williams will link up with United boss Marc Skinner, a familiar face from her time at Birmingham City.

Skinner told the club website: “It is great to have Rachel join us at this exciting time for the team.

“She offers a wealth of experience and knowledge, to which she can help enhance the performance of individual players and the team.

“Her character will be a key part of the long-term vision to give us the tools for success.”

Rachel Williams’ Experience and Manchester United’s Season Aims

Williams is a player with plenty of experience, representing all of the following; her hometown club Leicester City, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Birmingham, Chelsea, Notts County and most recently Tottenham Hotspur.

She has also represented England, scoring four goals for her country.

United’s ambitions remain to qualify for the Women’s Champions League. They fell one position short once again in 2021/22 and their failure to surpass Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Women’s Super League is becoming evermore frustrating for the United faithful.

For now, plenty of eyes are on the Women’s Euros this summer and it will have been pleasing to see forward Alessia Russo on the scoresheet for England in an 8-0 thrashing of Norway on Monday night.