Above: Ella Toone, who signed a new contract at Manchester United today – a major boost for Marc Skinner’s side. Photo: Express & Star.
Manchester United today announced that Ella Toone has signed a contract extension, keeping her with the club until the end of the 2025/26 season.
Toone joined United in 2018 as part of the club’s inaugural FA Women’s Championship winning side, and has gone on to become The Red Devils’ all-time leading goal scorer with 43 goals and was the first United woman to make more than a hundred appearances for the club – she now stands at 110 games played.
On the international stage, the midfielder was crowned European Champion with the Lionesses this summer, scoring the opening goal in the team’s 2-1 final victory over Germany at Wembley in front of 90,000 fans.
On extending her deal, Toone said: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract at Manchester United. The club’s ambitions really match mine and there’s nowhere better for me to learn. To play for my childhood club I support is really special and I’ll never get tired of pulling on the red shirt. To now be able to do that for even longer is a proud moment for me and my family.”
“Ella epitomises everything Manchester United stands for, and her new long-term contract reflects the club’s ambition of continued growth and success, with a role model of her quality at the centre.”Polly Bancroft, Head of women’s football, Manchester United.
Manchester United head coach Marc Skinner was ecstatic to secure one of his most important players on a long-term deal: “Ella’s long-term commitment to Manchester United is yet more proof of the club’s continued investment in the future success of this team. Ella has always been and remains a key member of our squad on and off the field, and we are delighted she will continue to wear our famous colours with pride for years to come.”