On the final day of the January transfer window, Manchester United announced the additions of Jade Moore and Signe Bruun.
Marc Skinner has already worked with Moore; she played for him at Birmingham City, and he was the one who signed her to the Orlando Pride.
The 31-year-old has 50 England caps but has been plagued by injuries in recent years, including a knee issue that kept her out of the NWSL’s regular season last year.
Moore remarked of her arrival at the club, “I’m pleased to be here at a club like Manchester United; it’s a great moment for me after a difficult period.”
“It’s also nice to be back in this league; I have a lot of experience in the WSL, having played in it for nearly a decade, and I believe I can bring some of that to this squad.”
“Jade is a terrific midfielder, I’ve certainly worked with her in prior capacities at Birmingham and Orlando and I know the actual talents she can bring to the squad,” Skinner said. She is a smart football player with a superb football mentality who can read and control games.”
“I’m also looking forward to working under Marc again and getting to know my new teammates; the group here is blossoming, and I’m happy to be a part of it,” Moore concluded.
“This was the appropriate decision in my career at this time for me, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to get in shape and be competitive.”
Meanwhile, Bruun has joined the Reds on loan from Olympique Lyonnais until the end of the season.
The 23-year-old attacker has 19 international caps for Denmark and was named the country’s player of the year.
She made her international debut two minutes into stoppage time and scored her first goal two minutes later.
“It’s great to be here, I’m incredibly delighted to be joining Manchester United,” she remarked of the move. It is a large club with a long history; I have been following the women’s project for a while and have witnessed the team’s improvement, and I believe this transfer was a wonderful fit for me.”
“Signe’s talent speaks for itself,” Skinner added, “but her ability to locate the tightest of spaces in the box and be so lethal in front of goal is something we’re very thrilled to watch.”
The Reds have had a busy deadline day, with three new additions to the roster.