There could be a new face at Manchester United in the coming weeks with free agent Vilde Bøe Risa having been linked with a move to The Leigh Sports Village.
Reports from Norwegian media outlet 2 Sporten have suggested that the midfielder has held talks with United over a move to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League but the finer details of the potential deal are yet to be finalised.
Should the speculation turn out to be true and Bøe Risa does complete a move to Manchester United, the player will join fellow Norwegian international teammate Maria Thorisdottir at The Leigh Sports Village.
FA Women’s Super League Full-Time have taken a look at some of Bøe Risa’s facts and figures and here are five things that you may not know about the player.
UEFA Women’s Champions League exploits will go down well on the red side of Manchester
Bøe Risa’s recent history will go down well with fans of The Red Devils. The 25-year-old’s final goal for former club Göteborg FC came against United’s neighbours Manchester City in the Round of 32 of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League. Bøe Risa played the full 180 minutes of the tie as the Swedish champions eventually went down 5-1 on aggregate.
Bøe Risa is a born leader
Some of the most successful overseas imports to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in recent seasons have been captains at their former clubs or with their national teams. Bøe Risa has a history of leading her clubs with the player having been awarded the captain’s armband by both Arna-Bjørnar and Göteborg FC in recent years. There is every chance that the player would be a future United captain in the making.
Bøe Risa’s footballing talents come from the family
Bøe Risa is not the first member of her family to play football at the top level. The player’s late father Terje Rise represented Norwegian clubs Sandviken IF, IL Varegg and SK Brann while her sister is also a footballer but has never reached the same levels in the game.
The midfielder is said to be a big Manchester United fan
Joining Manchester United could be a dream come true for Bøe Risa who is said to be a fan of the club. The Red Devils have a huge following over in Norway which is believed to include midfielder Bøe Risa. The player is said to have supported the club from afar since a young age.
Bøe Risa played a key role in Norway’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 campaign
Norwegian head coach Martin Sjogren handed starts to Bøe Risa in all five of his country’s matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 as the nation reached the quarter-finals. She played the full 90 minutes of her nation’s 3-0 defeat to England in the last eight as their journey came to an end.
Manchester United are yet to comment on the speculation linking Bøe Risa with them but given the player’s quality and European pedigree, the club’s fans will be hoping to see the Norwegian get her chance to shine in England.