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Who is Man United footballer Maya Le Tissier and is she related to former England striker Matt?

MANCHESTER UNITED signed Maya Le Tissier earlier this year and she has been impressive since making the move.

Just four months after her arrival, Le Tissier had netted two goals and appears to be on the verge of an England call-up.

Matt Le Tissier is a Southampton legend and played for England

This will no doubt see her stock rise as Le Tissier may once again become a household name.

The United star shares the same surname as former England star Matt Le Tissier, and everyone is asking if they are related.

Who is Maya Le Tissier?

Born in Guernsey, Le Tissier came through the youth ranks at local side St. Martins A.C.

The interesting thing about her younger days in football is that Le Tissier played for the boy’s team in her youth career due to there being no women teams on the island.

She also featured for the U16 men’s team for Guernsey before being called up to England’s women’s youth level.

Maya Le Tissier in action for Manchester United

At club level, she joined Brighton and Hove Albion‘s youth academy in 2018, where she progressed to become a starter for the Seagulls before being named as Brighton Women’s Young Player of the Season in both her campaigns on the coast.

This earned her a three-year contract with Manchester United, who triggered a release clause.

She is yet to appear for England’s first team but has featured six times for the U23 side.

Is Maya Le Tissier related to Matt Le Tissier?

With the emergence of the 20-year-old on the back of impressive performances for the Red Devils, there has been one question on everyone’s mind.

Matt Le Tissier, Southampton’s second top scorer of all time, was also born in Guernsey.

However, this is a mere coincidence as there is no relation between the pair, despite impressive footballing abilities and several similarities.

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