Above: Jayde Riviere in action for Canada. Photo: Manchester World.
Manchester United Women have announced the signing of 21-year-old Canadian international defender Jayde Riviere on a contract running until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Riviere made her full international debut at just 16 years old and has since gone on to make 36 senior caps for Canada and was part of their Olympic Gold winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, as well as securing two silver CONCACAF medals for her country.
Speaking after signing for the club, Riviere revealed that the move is the culminationm of a dream coming true: “I am a huge Manchester United fan, so this is a dream come true for me to sign here. I’m really looking forward to developing and learning at this huge football club, and I can’t wait to use all my playing attributes to help us achieve our joint goals on the pitch.”
United head coach Marc Skinner believes that the signing of the Canadian underlines his club’s commitment to developing young talent: “Jayde is an exciting young player who matches the long-term version of Manchester United, and our continued belief in nurturing the best young talent in the game.
“We have been monitoring Jayde for a long time and believe she has the attributes to become an excellent footballer. We are delighted she has signed her first professional contract with us and look forward to seeing the quality she will add to the group.”