Manchester United Women have announced the signing of 21-year-old defender Jayde Riviere on a contract running until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Riviere is an established Canada international after making her debut at just 16, with an incredible 36 senior caps to her name at such a young age.
Then she went on to spend three years playing ‘college soccer’ for the Michigan Wolverines in the United States.
The highly rated right-back joins the Red Devils following a spell at AFC Ann Arbor in the USL. She has been recovering from a long-term injury and may not make her United debut until February at the earliest.
“I am a huge Manchester United, so this is a dream come true for me to sign here,” Riviere told club media, as per ManUtd.com. “I’m really looking forward to developing and learning at this huge football club, and I can’t wait to use all my playing attributes to help us achieve our joint fold on the pitch.”
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In reaction to his latest signing, manager Marc Skinner said: “Jayde is an exciting young player who matches the long-term version of Manchester United, and our continued belief in nurturing the best young talent in the game.
“We have been monitoring Jayde for a long time and believe she has the attributes to become an excellent footballer. We are delighted she has signed her first professional contract with us and look forward to seeing the quality she will add to the group.”
Riviere was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.