Manchester United Women ‘Role Model’ Signs Long-Term Contract

Manager Marc Skinner poses with Ella Toone after she signs new Manchester United Women contract

Manchester United Women star Ella Toone has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Toone, 23, has extended her stay until the end of the 2025/26 season.

As a childhood Manchester United fan, the Women’s Euros winner with England is living her dream with the Red Devils and on the international stage now too.

Ella Toone Signs Long-Term Contract Extension With Manchester United Women

Timing Important

Just days ago, Toone was named Women’s Player of the Season at the North West Football Awards. A campaign that saw her score seven Women’s Super League goals and assist another eight, followed by success at the Women’s Euros on home soil with Sarina Wiegman’s England – which she was a key part of, not least when scoring in the final v Germany.
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Manchester United are extending her deal at a time of great prosperity for one of their finest talents. A huge boost for their fans, who will have been frustrated with Jackie Groenen’s exit this summer. Dutch midfielder Groenen left for Paris Saint-Germain Women after the transfer deadline in the UK had already passed.

Realistically, to keep their best players and add more quality, the Red Devils will have to secure Women’s Champions League qualification. They have narrowly missed out in recent years but are fancied more than ever this campaign to at least secure third place.

Toone has scored two and assisted two so far in this WSL campaign.

‘Never Get Tired of Pulling on the Red Shirt’

Upon signing her new contract, Toone told “I’m delighted to sign a new contract at Manchester United. The club’s ambitions really match mine and there’s nowhere better for me to learn.

“To play for my childhood club I support is really special and I’ll never get tired of pulling on the red shirt. To now be able to do that for even longer is a proud moment for me and my family.”

Toone spent much of her youth career at Manchester United before joining Blackburn Rovers Ladies as there was no first-team with the Red Devils at the time. She later played for Manchester City Women before returning to United for the club’s reformation in 2018. She has been ever-present in importance for the team ever since former boss Casey Stoney brought her back.

Current manager Marc Skinner added: “Ella’s long-term commitment to Manchester United is yet more proof of the club’s continued investment in the future success of this team. Ella has always been and remains a key member of our squad on and off the field, and we are delighted she will continue to wear our famous colours with pride for years to come.”

Newly appointed head of women’s football, Polly Bancroft, concluded: “Ella epitomises everything Manchester United stands for, and her new long-term contract reflects the club’s ambition of continued growth and success, with a role model of her quality at the centre.”

The news comes during the international break in women’s football. Toone is in Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses squad to face Japan and Norway in friendlies on Friday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 15, respectively.

United went into the break disappointed with a 3-1 loss to Chelsea Women. On Saturday, November 19, they face another difficult game, travelling to Arsenal Women.