Manchester United are a club in sizzling form on all ends at the moment. The Manchester United Women’s team are keeping spirits high in Manchester as they have now registered 13 wins in 16 games across all competitions.
The newly created side is the first senior women’s team at United since 2005. They are blazing through the inaugural FA Women’s Championship league, on route to gain promotion to the FA Women’s Super League for the 2019/20 campaign.
The United women are still in all three of their respective competitions; the Women’s FA Cup, the FA Continental Cup as well as the FA Women’s Championship league. The ladies have flourished under manager Casey Stone, recording nine wins in 11 games in the championship whilst scoring an astonishing 48 goals so far. Mollie Green has provided the top contribution for Stone’s side so far with 10 goals in the championship, the 21-year-old midfielder has a hundred percent record in the league with a goal in every appearance. United Women number nine, Jessica Sigsworth has played her part as well, recording nine goals in 10 appearances in the league.
— Manchester United Women Fans (@ManUtdWomenFC) January 17, 2019
The United women are currently sitting second on the Championship log with promotion on their minds. They trail Tottenham Hotspur Ladies by two points with a game in hand. Stone’s women are a game short after their clash against Charlton Athletic Women FC two weeks ago was abandoned. The game was stopped due to an injury against Charlotte Kerr, the Charlton defender was down injured for 30 minutes and then went to hospital for medical attention. The referee abandoned the game due to the prolonged injury taking a total of an hour, the game will be rescheduled later in the season.
— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) January 21, 2019
The United women registered three wins in four games in the Continental Cup and comfortably finished top of their group with nine points. They cruised to victory with ease against Durham Women, Liverpool Ladies and Everton Ladies. Reading Women cut the fairy tale short as they handed the reds their first defeat in the Cup. They maintained their position at the top of the table to set up a quarter final clash against West Ham United Women who they breezed past 2-0. Goalkeeper, Siobhan Chamberlain has been the star in the Cup so far, keeping four out of five clean sheets.
The women’s semi-final game will be against Arsenal Women on Tuesday, 5 February. The gunners could pose a difficult test for the reds as the Arsenal women look to secure their fourth Continental Cup final in as many years.
United Women enter the Women’s FA Cup in the fourth round, where they will mirror the men’s most recent fixture, and play Brighton and Hove Albion Women at the People’s Pension Stadium. Brighton currently sit ninth on the Women’s Super League table. The next few games will give the reds a massive taste of top-flight football with Arsenal currently second on the Women’s Super League log. United women are yet to beat a top 6 Super League side having lost against Reading Women, the Gunners will surely be a hardy test for Stone and her women.
Hopefully the ladies from Manchester can keep up their winning ways and propel into the Super League for the 2019/20 season. Up the reds, all round!