Abbie McManus: England defender leaves Manchester City Women

Abbie McManus
Abbie McManus has won 12 senior international caps for England

England defender Abbie McManus has left Manchester City Women.

The 26-year-old, who had been with the club for 12 years, helped them to a domestic cup double this season, including the Women's FA Cup final.

She has been included in England's 23-player squad for this summer's Women's World Cup, which begins on 7 June.

"In 12 years at this club I have not only grown as a professional but as an individual and a person," she said in a statement on social media.

"It's been a rollercoaster and I've enjoyed the ride."

Man City thanked her for her contribution to the club and wished her the best of luck.

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