KIRSTY HANSON has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will see her remain at the club until June 2024.
And the Scotland striker, who helped her team win promotion to the women’s top-flight, could have the option extend her stay at the end of 2023-24 season.
Hanson, 22, has made 57 appearances netting 11 times across all competitions since moving to Casey Stoney’s side from the Doncaster Belles in July 2018.
And the lifelong Red Devils fan, who came on as a sub during her team’s 2-0 win against Everton, could be in the running for a place in the squad that plays Reading.
Hanson said: “This club means so much to me; I have grown up as a United fan, played in the girls’ academy, and I’m now part of the senior side competing in one of the most competitive leagues in the women’s game, which is a dream come true.
“It makes me proud seeing the way we have developed over the last few years and I am so happy to be signing a new contract.
“I feel like I’m improving as a player every single day and that is down to the environment here, we as players push each other constantly, and Casey and the staff have given me the confidence and belief to express myself on the pitch.
“I am really excited to continue my journey here and I know we can achieve some big things in the future.”
Hanson was part of the newly formed Manchester United side that won promotion to the WSL from the Women’s Championship ahead of the 2019-20 season.
And the former Liverpool youth forward is one of seven players to have returned to United as a senior player following a spell at the club’s Centre of Excellence.
United boss Stoney said: “I’m so happy Kirsty has committed her future to the club, she is a fantastic player and character to have in our environment.
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“Her strong performances at club level have resulted in regular call ups with the senior Scotland team which I know is something she is extremely proud of, so long may that continue during her time with us too.
“Her work ethic is incredible and she is very much a student of the game, she is constantly looking to improve which as a head coach is always pleasing to see.
“The future is bright for Kirsty and I am looking forward to continuing our work with her for many years to come.”
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