Siobhan Chamberlain of Manchester United. Arsenal Women v Manchester United Women, FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Semi-Final football match, Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 07 Feb 2019 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

Goalkeeper’s two-year Manchester United spell comes to an end

Manchester United and Siobhan Chamberlain have decided mutually to part ways with the goalkeeper ending her two-year stay at the Leigh Sports Village according to reports on the club’s official website.

Despite initial reports hinting that the player was hoping to break back into the starting line-up this season, she has instead opted to leave the club.

The 36-year-old made 27 appearances for The Red Devils in all competitions, keeping 19 clean sheets along the way. She played a vital role in United’s promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in 2018/2019, helping the club to the FA Women’s Championship title.

The England international sat out the 2019/2020 season following the announcement that she was pregnant and Chamberlain gave birth to baby Emilia in January of this year.

The keeper has made 50 appearances for England, spanning across 11 years. She represented the Lionesses at four major tournaments, winning a Bronze Medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

After Chamberlain’s departure was announced this morning, manager Casey Stoney paid tribute to the goalkeeper. She told Manchester United’s official media channels “I want to thank Siobhan for her time with us. Aside from her obvious goalkeeping abilities, she has been an incredible leader and role model within the team, and a fantastic mentor to the talented young goalkeepers we have at United.

“On a personal level, I have played with Siobhan for a number of years at various clubs and also with the national team.

“We’ve shared so many experiences together and I consider her a friend.”

Chamberlain joins fellow goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen in leaving Manchester United this summer.

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