Author: Natalie Burrell

Chief writer on Manchester United Women Founder of the Manchester United Women's Supporters club Host on All For United WFC dedicated Youtube channel the women's team

I have seen and heard various articles both positive and negative about Marc Skinner. For me, I think we are in the middle. When Skinner was appointed and announced, even the staunchest Skinner supporters would not have said that he was the most inspiring managerial candidate for Manchester United. This was due to his record at National Women’s Soccer League side Orlando Pride. His record at the club based in Exploria Stadium was 9 wins, 23 losses and 11 draws over two year period. This was not a record any Manchester United fan would be championing. Even people who discussed…

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On the night of 16th July 2021, Friday, at around 8pm UK time, news broke that the Norway Football Federation had posted the registered transfer of Vilde Bøe Risa to Manchester United Women. Bøe Risa’s name has been linked to the club since around January. However, due to Covid restrictions in Norway and the UK, it has made the deal difficult to complete at that time.  And now, the news that broke on Friday has confirmed her move which now awaits an official announcement from the club. This is a fantastic signing for the women team, one that I have…

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When Manchester United reinstated the women’s team in 2018 there was a sense of excitement that Manchester United, one of the biggest teams in the country and the world, was getting into women’s football. Everyone was excited when I went to the first game at Leigh Sports Village vs Sheffield United. I watched players who had to leave our academy and return to the club. It made me think of what would have been if we did not disband the women’s team in 2005. The reason given for disbanding was that the team was not part of the “core business…

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Last summer’s transfer window started off similarly to this one – as per usual Manchester United Women announcing all the outgoing players at once, which was around 5 players who left the team. There were players that did not receive regular minutes the season before. Therefore when the season ended they were allowed to move on to new clubs. Players leaving on a free is not new in the women’s game, the average length of a contract for female players is 2 years and around 95% percent of transfers are free transfers in the women’s game. Therefore players leaving at…

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Manchester United Women have had a busy summer so far. Jessica Sigsworth, the club’s number 9, and Jane Ross, her fellow striker, have both been released by the club at the end of their contracts. Unlike the men’s game, players leaving at the end of their contracts are very common in the women’s game due to the short length of contacts (usually around 2 years) and limited amounts of money in the game. Jess Sigsworth (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images) Jess Sigsworth was a fan favourite. She joined the club in 2018. She was part of the original 21…

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It has been widely reported that Casey Stoney left Manchester United in early May due to unsatisfactory training conditions at the club. There have been various reports that the girls had to walk ten minutes for toilets and had no access to showers. A lot of issues faced were exacerbated due to Covid bubbles as the girls could not share with their male counterparts. However, when the team was reformed in 2018 they were promised that the Cliff would redeveloped. We have seen limited funds spent on infrastructure for male or women’s team in this time. Joel Glazer in the…

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