McManus makes England debut
Abbie McManus made her first senior appearance at international level as England beat France 4-1 in the opening game of the SheBelieves Cup.
The Manchester City defender was introduced in the 14th minute to make her debut as a replacement for the injured Anita Asante on what proved to be a good evening for City’s Lionesses.
Jill Scott was the pick off the bunch, scoring one and setting another up and she was joined by Karen Bardsley, Demi Stokes, Nikita Parris and Keira Walsh in the starting line-up, while Melissa Lawley and Izzy Christiansen also came off the bench.
The result capped what was a proud night for McManus, who was rewarded for her form this season with a senior call-up as part of new boss Phil Neville’s first England squad.
Having progressed from the Development Squad to City's first team in 2014, the Prestwich born defender has gone on to establish herself as an important member of Nick Cushing's side.
After an injury affected 2016 she bounced back and this season has been a regular for the Blues, featuring both at right-back and centre-half, where she made her England debut, whilst also netting a stunning strike against Bristol City in November.
Everyone at Manchester City would like to congratulate Abbie on her achievement.