Mary Earps has been named England Women’s Player of the Year; the goalkeeper earned the Golden Glove earlier this summer at the Women’s World Cup; Earps finished ahead of Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood. Bukayo Saka was named England’s Men’s Player of the Year.
Mary Earps got the award the best female player in England on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper finished ahead of Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood in the poll after winning FIFA’s Golden Glove trophy at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Earps has 41 caps for the Lionesses since making her senior debut in 2017. She was a pivotal part in their route to the World Cup final, where they were defeated 1-0 by Spain.
Wow, I’m honored and thankful to have become the England Women’s Player of the Year. It was really very emotional, in fact!
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me and to my incredible team-mates,” Earps wrote on Instagram.
England hosts Scotland on Friday before traveling to the Netherlands the following Tuesday.
Bukayo Saka, an Arsenal winger, was named England Men’s Player of the Year earlier this month.
Mary Earps future | Transfer Rumors
Mary Earps will remain at Manchester United for the time being, with the club unwilling to sell in this transfer window, but the uncertainty around the England goalkeeper’s future is far from over.
Last month, United rejected down a world-record deal from Arsenal for England’s No. 1 goalkeeper in the women’s game. United is unwilling to sell despite the fact that Earps’ contract will expire next summer.
United will have to work hard to persuade her to commit her long-term career to the club.