Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Katie Returns to Her Roots from Spell at Juventus

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Katie Returns to Her Roots from Spell at Juventus

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FORGET Paul Pogba, another technically-gifted product of the youth set-up is back at United after winning the title at Juventus.

Two years after the France international returned to the city, Katie Zelem followed suit by swapping Serie A for the Women's Championship and a return to her roots.

Up until five years ago the Oldham-born midfielder was part of United's Centre of Excellence, but talk of a senior women's team at that time failed to come to fruition and left her pathway blocked.

Zelem headed to Liverpool and won the Women's Super League, before making the move to Italy last season as newlyformed Juventus won the title. The 22-year-old loved life in Serie A, but was keeping a close eye on developments at home after United announced plans to create a team that she jumped at the chance to join. …

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