Manchester United Women striker, Ella Toone has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract to stay with the Red Devils until June 2025.
Toone first signed for Man Utd from cross-city rivals – Manchester City in summer 2018 when the current era of the women’s team began, and has gone on to become a crucial player with 36 goals in 83 appearances across all competitions.
Speaking on her decision to sign a new contract, Toone commented that it was “really exciting” to sign the deal, after the club were “a big part of my life growing up” despite previously playing for City prior to her switch to the Red Devils.
Explaining what made her want to stay at the club which mainly play their matches at Leigh Sport Village, Toone said: “The club meets my ambitions as a player, I’ve learnt so much already and I just want to keep working hard, keep contributing and have success here.”
In the last 14 months, Toone has also gone on to establish herself in the England Lionesses squad under Phil Neville, Hege Riise and Sarina Wiegman, and was selected to represent Team GB at this summer’s Olympics where she made just one appearance in their winning group opener against Chile.
Toone also had a message for everyone who has supported her throughout her career as she commented: “I want to make you all proud and create more memories with this club.”
Manager Marc Skinner is “delighted” to have secured Toone’s services for another three seasons and hailed her as “a wonderful talent”, despite having only taken over at the club this summer following the departure of Casey Stoney MBE at end of last season.
Reflecting on Toone’s qualities, Skinner added: “She is so versatile as a player, and her ability to find pockets of space and manipulate the ball in tight areas is where she really shines as an attacking force.”
Skinner also noted Toone’s youth at 22 years-old and believes that she can go far in her career as he said: “There is so much room to grow with Ella too, she is only 22 years old and is always learning, so we know, if she continues to work hard, she will have such a bright future.”