2 Players to look out for this weekend ahead Man City v Man Utd women derby

This weekend is the opening of the Women’s Super League and it’s a big one for the Football Manc Cave. Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

I will be there on Saturday giving updates, pictures and I’ll be producing a match report. I’m excited and so happy that this game is being played at the Etihad generating a bigger audience and it should be an exciting match. Man United was only promoted at the end of last season after only being formed for a year and Man City will be looking for a league win.

Before the weekend, I’ve picked out two players who fans should look out for. I’ve picked one from each of the Manchester teams but there’s no guarantee that either will play as of yet. This is a guess and if they don’t play on Saturday for whatever reason, they’ll definitely be ones to watch throughout the season.

Ellen White

A player who made a huge impact on Women’s football, especially England’s Lionesses over the summer. She joined Man City this summer and if she plays this weekend, it’ll be her first league game in a Man City shirt.

I can’t wait to see her in action and hope she manages to find the back of the net. A lot of the Man City players are in the England squad and I’ve said for a while now, that it’ll be great to see this City team develop together of the back of the World Cup.

Abbie McManus

As I was picking the stand out Manchester United player for you, I was tossing between Abbie McManus and Jackie Groenen. Both were summer signings and I was going to pick Groenen originally, but I think that Abbie McManus will cause more speculation, drama and talk because she signed for the Reds from Man City.

It’ll be interesting to see her play against her previous club and it will be interesting to see how Manchester United get on in this historic Women’s game.

Photo Credit: Man City