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Manchester United Set To Sign Canadian Defender As Aniek Nouwen Completes AC Milan Medical

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Barclays English FA Women’s Super League (WSL) side, Manchester United look set to sign Canadian defender Jayde Riviere according to Charlotte Harpur.

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The 21-year-old Riviere committed to play soccer at the University of Michigan as a 14-year-old in 2014. She received 28 other college soccer scholarship offers before she enrolled at Michigan in the fall of 2019 as well as some offers to play professionally.

She scored her first collegiate goal on November 8, 2019, scoring the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory against the Purdue Boilermakers, which qualified Michigan for the Big Ten Tournament.

In her freshman season, she was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. In 2021, she helped lead Michigan to win the Big Ten Championship and an NCAA Quarterfinals appearance.

In April 2022, she signed with AFC Ann Arbor in the USL W League. She played four games for Ann Arbor in 2022.


In September 2015, she made her debut in the Canadian youth program, attending a camp with the Canada U17 team.

At youth level, she was named to the rosters for the 2016 CONCACAF Girls’ U-15 Championship (winning a silver medal), 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship (winning a bronze medal), 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, and 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.

In November 2017, she was called up to the Canada senior team for the first time. On November 12, 2017, she made her international debut in a 3-1 defeat to the United States.

She started her first match for the senior team on April 8, 2019, in a friendly against Nigeria.
She scored her first goal for the senior team on January 29, 2021, against Saint Kitts and Nevis.

On May 25, 2019, she was named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2021, she won a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.


Aniek Nouwen underwent her medical at Italia Seria A outfit, AC Milan this morning.

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She will join the Italian side on loan from Barclays English FA Women’s Super League (WSL) outfit, Chelsea FC.

Nouwek, 23, is in her second season with the Blues after joining Emma Hayes’s side during the 2020/2021 season from the Dutch side, PSV.

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