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LONDON (AP) — From her new home in Manchester, Jackie Groenen will gaze across to the nearby stands of Old Trafford visualizing the day she can play in the stadium.

Groenen can dream big this year.

Even before helping the Netherlands reach its first Women’s World Cup final in July, Groenen had signed up as Manchester United’s first overseas female player, ready for the team’s debut in the Women’s Super League.

United, the record 20-time English men’s champion, only launched a professional women’s side a year ago, and Groenen jumped at the chance to play for one of the most famous names in sports.

“When I’m home and I tell people I’ve been playing

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