MILLIE TURNER says she is happy to be back in action for the Red Devils having recovered from a neck artery problem.
The Manchester United defender played for 67 minutes in a pre-season defeat of Everton on Sunday.
The player returned to full training last Tuesday.
Marc Skinner’s side, who visit Tottenham in the first WSL game of the new season on September 10, beat the Toffees 1-0 at Carrington.
And the match saw Turner return to action for the first time since January this year when she was ruled out following a problem with an artery in her neck.
Telegraph Sport reports the United star was at risk of suffering a stroke after medics discovered she had a carotid artery dissection – a tear in the wall of a major artery in her neck.
After the win against Everton, Turner told the Red Devils' website: “I'm just so happy to be back.
“I was having my first pre-match and I thought, 'wow, this is actually the end of it all'.
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"I'm just so happy to be back here with the girls.”
“It's good to get some minutes and then hopefully a few more this week and then good to go for the season.”
United’s slim win against the Toffees saw a number of their summer signings in action including Euros aces Nikita Parris and Lucia Garcia.
And Spain star Garcia buried the winner in the second spell following a classy Maya Le Tissier pass and Martha Thomas’s delivery into the box.
On the club’s new signings and the win, Thomas added: “I feel like they've all been there for about 10 years.
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“Everyone comes here and settles in really easy. They've all settled in well, and it's good to have them.”
“It's pre-season. It's the first time that we're all back together as a team.
"There will be things to work on step-by-step and we'll be ready for the start of the season.”
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