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Ona Batlle Pascual (born 10 June 1999) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a full-back for Manchester United in the FA WSL and the Spain women's national team.

Ona Batlle Pascual was born on 10 June 1999 in Vilassar de Mar, a town in the province of Barcelona, and started to play football with Vilassar de Mar.[1] In 2011, she was scouted by FC Barcelona during a match with the Catalonia under-12 team.[2] She joined FC Barcelona's youth program La Masia and progressed through the ranks, earning promotion to Barcelona B, Barcelona's highest-level youth team which played in the Segunda División, in 2014. On 9 November 2016, Batlle was called up to the first team and was an unused substitute in Barcelona's Champions League game against FC Twente.[3]

In the summer of 2017, Barcelona changed focus to recruiting high-profile senior players, making it more difficult for youth players to break through to the first team. Batlle was one of seven La Masia players to leave in the summer to pursue senior first-team opportunities with other clubs.[4] On her departure, Batlle remarked she will not rule out a return to the club that "formed her."[5]

Batlle signed to Madrid CFF in July 2017, the club's first signing following their promotion to the Primera División.[6] She made her senior debut during the club's first Primera División match, as a halftime substitute for Laura del Río in a 1–1 draw with Levante.[7][8] Batlle cemented her place as a starter during the season, playing in 28 of the 30 league matches including 26 starts as Madrid CFF ended their first Primera División campaign mid-table in tenth place.

After one season with Madrid, Batlle signed with Levante in June 2018.[2][9] However, prior to the start of the season Batlle suffered an injury at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in August, delaying her debut for the club.[10] She eventually made her first Levante appearance as a substitute in a 3–2 win away to former club Madrid CFF on 5 December 2018.[11] Batlle scored her first Primera División goal in a 4–2 win over Logroño on 22 December 2018.[12] On 24 June 2020, Batlle released a statement that she was not going to renew her contract with Levante and would instead become a free agent.[13] She remained as one of 17 players in a class action lawsuit against the Association of Women's Football Clubs (ACFF) and the Association of Spanish Football Players (AFE) at the time, disputing the use of the Compensation List that would inflate the fee necessary for other Primera División to sign allocated players as free agents. Batlle's compensation was set at €500,000.[14][15]

On 13 July 2020, Batlle signed a two-year contract with an option for a third with English FA WSL club Manchester United.[16] She made her debut on 6 September 2020, starting in the season opener as United drew 1–1 with defending champions Chelsea.[17] In total, Batlle appeared in 23 of United's 27 games during the season and was named Women's Player of the Season at the end of the campaign. In the first league game of the 2021–22 season, Batlle scored her first goal for the club in a 2–0 against Reading.[18]

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