Norway international midfield star sheds doubt on Man Utd transfer

Manchester United have been credited with an interest in the player and looked set to land the Norwegian international in a big money move.
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Manchester United midfield target Lisa Naalsund had shed doubt on her move to the club after an interview with a NorwegianTV station today.

First linked last week, it had been reported by various publications that the two clubs had agreed a fee of £160,000 for the player to the move to the Women’s Super League (WSL). However, with the Women’s World Cup on the horizon, the Norway international has shed some doubt on the move after giving a recent interview with TV2, where she admitted the move presents a potential risk.

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“There is quite tough competition in that club,” she told TV2. “So if you get there you risk sitting on the bench for six months. Then you won’t be match-ready for the World Cup. I’ve always dreamed of getting out, but the timing has to be right” she added.

Head coach Marc Skinner remain tight lipped in Wednesday’s pre-game press conference regarding the transfer but did indicate some reinforcements could be on their way, saying “all will be revealed in time”.

When asked by ManchesterWorld on links to Naalsund directly, he added: “I don’t talk about individual players. Lucy Staniforth has gone out, so we are looking at a position in midfield. I promise you that if we do bring a player in, I’ll talk extensively about them.”

United are believed to be in the market for a defender with Ona Batlle and Hannah Blundell the only specialised full backs at the club. Canadian international Jayde Riviere has long been linked with a move to a number of WSL clubs and it is believed the 21-year-old is edging closer to a decision on her next move.

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