Manchester United Women

Signe Bruun explains what she is bringing to Man Utd

Jamie Spencer
Signe Bruun is on loan at Man Utd from Lyon
Signe Bruun is on loan at Man Utd from Lyon / Nikola Krstic/MB Media/GettyImages
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Manchester United loanee Signe Bruun has described herself as a ‘number nine’ and a ‘goalscorer’, which is sure to excite fans as the club gears up for the crucial final push to stay in the WSL top three and qualify for the Champions League.

Bruun was a transfer deadline day signing on loan from European giants Lyon for the rest of the season, bringing with her a huge reputation despite still being relatively young.

The 23-year-old was at PSG last season, winning the French title ahead of Lyon and initially started out at revered Fortuna Hjorring in her native Denmark.

So far, the reigning Danish player of the year, a title she took from Pernille Harder after the Chelsea forward had won the previous six in a row, has featured as a substitute in the Continental Cup and made her full United debut in the WSL against Arsenal last time out.

“I hope [to score goals]. That’s my goal before every game, before every season, is to score goals. I’m a no.9, I’m a goalscorer, so what I’m doing every day on the pitch in training is to give myself the best possibilities to score goals at the weekend,” Bruun told ManUtd.com.

The player explained that she had ‘followed the women’s project for a while' at United before her high-profile arrival, adding that she feels it was a ‘really good match’.

Bruun’s own talent is not the only upside for United. She is already providing healthy competition for existing star forward and fan favourite Alessia Russo, while her experience of playing at the highest level could also benefit up and coming home-grown talents as they learn from her.

“I hope I can inspire especially some of the young girls” she said.

“I’m not that old either! I’m quite young as well, but it’s true I’ve played a few national team games and also Champions League games, so I hope I can bring some experience in, and if the games get tight, I can use some of that experience.”

United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday left them third in the WSL table, occupying the final Champions League place on point ahead of Tottenham, three ahead of Reading and five ahead of Manchester City in a race that looks set to go down to the wire in May.


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