With the Women’s World Cup at the forefront of the Nation’s attention. The Football Manc Cave feels it seems entirely fitting that an ex-Manchester City player, now with Manchester United Women should be involved in the Manchester derby on the opening weekend of the new season.
Jane Ross has all the ingredients needed to become one of Manchester United Women’s top players. The recently promoted side has given an early indication to the rest of the Super League, that they aren’t just there to make up the numbers.
Followers of the game will be well aware of Jane who began her career at youth level with Paisley Saints Ladies. In June 2006, she joined Glasgow City, where she won six Scottish Women’s Premier League titles, three Scottish Cups and three League Cups. She also helped the club reach the last 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League in the 2011–12 campaign.
The two attributes Jane will bring to United are the sort of skills any side needs…
Goal scoring Ability
Jane’s record of 104 goals in 118 appearances for Glasgow City between 2006-12 is phenomenal by any standards. Her subsequent goals in Sweden for Vittsjö GIK, Manchester City and West Ham as well as 58 International games for Scotland, gives any side with her in an automatic advantage. Man United fans were quick to show their excitement at the signing.
Long Term Ambition
Having rejoined the Women’s game after a 13-year absence, following the Glazer’s decision to disband the side deeming the women’s team to not be part of the “core business” and unprofitable. Manchester United Women can show that they are at the forefront of the interest in the Women’s game. Signing a top player like Jane Ross gives a clear message to the rest of the league, the fans and the Glazers that Manchester United Women mean business.