Guernsey's Maya Le Tissier signs for Manchester United

United fought off stiff competition to land one of English football's most exciting young talents Credit: ITV Channel TV

Guernsey's Maya Le Tissier has signed for Manchester United.

The 20-year-old defender has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with The Red Devils.

A number of England's top clubs were interested in Le Tissier including Women's Super League champions Chelsea but United acted swiftly to complete the deal.

Speaking to the Manchester United website Maya said: "“It’s very special for me to come to a club like Manchester United. The ambition and values of the club suit me as a person and it’s a very exciting project here that I want to be a part of. Today is a very proud moment for me and I can’t wait to pull on the famous red shirt.”

Manchester United finished fourth in last season's WSL and activated Le Tissier's release clause at the start of the summer transfer window.

The Guernsey footballer started out at St Martin's AC before signing for Brighton & Hove Albion Women in May 2018, coming through the ranks to cement her place in the first team.

In 2021, she was named as one of the world's top female footballers at Goal's NXGN awards.

Later that same year, she was named Young Player of the Year by her club.

During her four years with the Seagulls, she made 59 appearances scoring two goals.