Rumours had been rife in the national media that the 20-year-old Guernsey defender, who is currently a member of the England under-23 squad, would be joining the Red Devils after she announced on social media last week that her four years at Brighton & Hove Albion had come to an end.
Le Tissier, who started her career locally at St Martin’s and made history by becoming the first girl to play for Guernsey in both the Star Trophy and Under-16 Muratti, was an ever-present as Brighton finished seventh last season in the FA Women’s Super League.
Manchester United finished fourth last season having appointed Marc Skinner as head coach in June 2021 and have ambitions to break the stranglehold of the three powerhouses – Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City – at the top.
'Maya is a player that we have been monitoring for a while, and as expected she is developing into one of the brightest young players in the country', Skinner told the club's website.
Le Tissier's new side – who are based at Leigh Sports Village and played at Old Trafford for the first time in March – begin their next WSL campaign away at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 11 September.