# Mary Earps Commits to Manchester United Despite Arsenal Bid
Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has committed to the club despite a “significant” bid from Arsenal this summer, according to manager Mark Skinner. Earps, who was named best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup, will remain at United after yesterday’s WSL transfer deadline and Skinner is confident that she will stay with the club for the foreseeable future.
## Mary Earps: An Exceptional Talent
“Exceptional” goalkeeper Mary Earps is “100% committed” to Manchester United, according to manager Mark Skinner.
Mary Earps is an exceptional talent and her performance at the Women’s World Cup was testament to this fact. Earps was instrumental in helping the Lionesses reach the final, before losing 1-0 to Spain in a closely contested match.
Skinner has known Earps for a long time and is confident that she is 100% committed to Manchester United and wants to win with the club:
>“I’ve known Mary a long time,” said Skinner.”She’s been exceptional for a number of years, so of course we wanted to keep her and build on what we want to do, which is win.”
## Manchester United Loses Alessio Russo to Arsenal
The 30-year-old was the subject of a “significant” bid from Arsenal this summer but will remain at United after yesterday’s WSL transfer deadline.
Manchester United have already lost an English superstar to Arsenal this summer, with striker Alessio Russio joining the Gunners on a free transfer after their two world-record bids were rejected in January.
When asked if he was concerned that Earps may leave in a similar fashion in the future, Skinner said:
>“If you ask Alessia Russo, our relationship was great to the end.”
Skinner believes that women’s football is in a temperamental period and that things are happening without infrastructure in place due to the age and time and resources available:
>“I leave business to the business people and I get to then speak to players as people.”
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