Manchester United have announced the departure of Scottish international Lizzie Arnot, with the forward set to leave following the expiry of her contract at the end of this month according to reports on the club’s official website.
Arnot joined Manchester United from Hibernian in summer 2018 when the club reformed and she has made 34 appearances for the club scoring nine goals along the way. The player will go down in the history books as scoring the club’s first goal following their reformation in a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Prenton Park in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.
Despite a run of appearances in the team last season, Arnot has struggled to make the same impact this term, instead by being given fewer opportunities by manager Casey Stoney.
The 24-year-old is a regular at international level with Scotland and she has featured 32 times for The Tartan Army since picking up her first cap in 2015, scoring two goals. She was a member of Shelley Kerr’s Scotland squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and featured in two matches, starting in the group game against Japan.
Arnot is known for her ability to bypass defenders out wide and often produce deadly crosses, tactics which were utilised many times last season as Manchester United went on to be crowned FA Women’s Championship winners. The fans’ favourite will be hoping to gain more regular starts at her next club after a tough second year at Manchester United.