Official: Man Utd signs new goalkeeper

Manchester United have signed goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen on the eve of their Women’s Super League debut. The 23-year-old joins from Norwegian top-flight side Kolbotn IL. She is the captain of Norway under-23 national team, and will be the second goalkeeper to join promoted United this summer with England goalkeeper Mary Earps arriving from Wolfsburg in July.

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Manchester United released an official statement on their website to announce the Mikalsen’s move to the club.

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“Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Aurora Mikalsen to the club’s women’s team,” the club stated.

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“The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been at Kolbotn IL since 2016 and captains the Norwegian national team at Under-23 level.”

Aurora Mikalsen said: “I’m really happy to be here; to come to United has been a dream for me since I was a child. I’m looking forward to meeting the group and developing myself as a player under Casey and the coaching staff. It’s an exciting time to be at this club and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Casey Stoney said: “Aurora is a fantastic young talent with a lot of potential and we are pleased to have her with us for this new season. She has a great personality and will fit in well with this group, both on and off the pitch, so we’re all looking forward to working with her.”

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The Red Devils start their first WSL season against cross-city rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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