After a fantastic first year as a team, Manchester United Women got promoted to the WSL. Who should they sign to better their 2019/20 campaign?
The Women’s Super League will prove a difficult challenge for Man United’s women as they play teams such as Man City and Arsenal. They were only founded in 2018 and made it an unbelievable season in the championship; finishing 1st and bagged themselves promotion. With the tough competition ahead, I had a think about who Man United should sign and who they could get rid of before the transfer window is over.
This has been a hard decision as United have already released Charlie Devlin, Naomi Hartley, Lucy Roberts and Ebony Salmon. I’ve picked out two players who may benefit from a loan spell somewhere else and two players who the Red Devil’s could look into for a great future.
The Australian star has been one of the hot topic players of this World Cup. The 26-year-old currently plays for Chicago Red Stars where she has scored 22 goals in 26 appearances. She managed to bag four goals in one game in this World Cup and has become a talking point even though Australia is now out. It has been said that English clubs have shown a lot of interest in her and she may be open to a move.
The 29-year-old American striker scored 5 goals in USA’s 13-0 win over Thailand. Fans think she would make a great addition to the club even though she is an unlikely player to move, but she is a Man United fan as she has posted pictures of herself wearing a United too on her Instagram. Fans respect this and it has been said in the past that she could be a Manchester United ‘perfect fit.’
The 18-year-old keeper will be great as she gets to be a team’s first choice in the future, whether that be Man United or another team. As I said at the beginning of this article, it’s been hard picking players to leave, however, she did go on loan to Sheffield United at the end of the 2019 season where she gained six appearances. Maybe she would benefit going on loan again to boost her experience or even leaving.
A passionate and loveable player who fans will want to stay, although she doesn’t have a great track record with appearances. She was with Bristol in 2017 to 2018 and only played 14 times. After moving to United in 2018, she has only played 13 times. This is just a small factor to why she may benefit from going on loan for a while.