Born: 14 January 1993 (Prestwich, England)
England international defender Abbie McManus joined us on loan from Manchester United in January, 2021, for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Abbie joined the Red Devils in 2019 and has made a total of 25 appearances for them to date.
Prior to this, she spent more than a decade with local rivals Manchester City, making over 110 appearances in two separate spells.
Born in Prestwich, Manchester, she started her career at Bury Girls before joining Manchester City Ladies in 2009 prior to the Club turning professional. That season, City won the league and then promotion to the National Division in 2011/12.
In 2013, Abbie had a spell at Sheffield Ladies before returning to Manchester to link up with City and compete in the top flight.
She went on to become their longest-serving women’s player and was part of the side that won a WSL title, two Women’s FA Cups and two Continental League Cups, as well as featuring in two Champions League semi-finals.
Her performances at club level were recognised in February, 2018, when she earned her first call-up to the senior Lionesses squad, making her debut at the SheBelieves Cup tournament in the United States.
The following year, Abbie retained her place in the Lionesses squad that went on to win the tournament and that summer she was part of the team at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup that reached the semi-finals, making two starts for Phil Neville’s side.