Tobin Heath Signs Short Term Deal With Man United

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United States Women’s National Team star, Tobin Heath, has signed with Manchester United until the end of the 2020/21 season, subject to obtaining a work permit.

Heath has spent the last seven years in America and makes the move from NWSL side Portland Thorns, with whom she has won two Championship titles and an NWSL shield.

A hugely experienced international player, Heath has made 168 appearances for the USWNT, has two Olympic gold medals and is a double World Cup winner. She was also shortlisted for the Ballon d’or last year.

Widely regarded as one of the most adept strikers in the world, Heath possess skilful footwork, pace and tactical intelligence that makes her quite an unpredictable threat.

On her move across the pond, the 32-year-old said, “Manchester United is an exceptional club and I’m thrilled to be joining them. I’m looking forward to the challenge of competing in England, playing with and against some of the best players in the world. I have big ambitions for this season and can’t wait to get on the pitch with my new team and start this next chapter.”

Manchester United boss, Casey Stoney added, “We are all excited to have Tobin join the club; she is an outstanding player who brings a wealth of experience to the squad.”

Heath joins United as their fourth summer signing, alongside forward Ivana Fuso, defender Ona Batlle and Lionesses midfielder Lucy Staniforth.

Heath will not be available for United for their match against Birmingham City this weekend.

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