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Diane Caldwell has signed for Manchester United Women until the end of the season. 

The Republic of Ireland defender joins from North Carolina Courage, where she was a teammate of Denise O'Sullivan.

Having started her career with Balbriggan, Caldwell's had a globetrotting career that's taken her to Iceland, Norway and Germany.

“Today is one of the most special moments in my life so far," said the 33-year old

"As a lifelong United fan, it’s a dream to sign for the club and it’s a big moment for me and my family. I’m so grateful to be here and will wear the badge with so much pride.

"The team are in great form, playing attractive football, and Marc is doing a fantastic job; I just can’t wait to meet everyone and get straight down to business on the pitch.”

United currently sit third in the Women's Super League, and return to action away to Katie McCabe's Arsenal on February 5.

“Diane joins us as an experienced international defender who will really add to our back line during this second half of the season," said United boss Marc Skinner, She has great composure and versatility, and I have no doubt that she will be a fantastic asset to the team during her time here.

"Diane is also a great character, I always talk about having the right people in our environment, and she is the ultimate professional who possesses those important traits and leadership skills which will help continue to develop the incredible team spirit within this group. We are all really looking forward to working with Diane.”

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