The Women’s Super League fixtures have been released and Manchester United now know when they’ll be facing the biggest teams ahead of their first season in the WSL.
Manchester United did a brilliant job of winning promotion at the end of last season and they’ll be hoping to stay at a high standard.
It was revealed some time ago that Casey Stoney’s side would face Manchester City women on the opening game of the season, and it’s a highly anticipated game. Now that we can see who they will face and when.
The Football Manc Cave will now pick out three dates that should be key for The Red Devil’s…
Manchester City Women – September 7th
The first match of the season that we have already mentioned. Manchester City away. It will be tough for the reds, especially since it’s been announced that it will be held at the Etihad Stadium. There will be a lot of pressure behind Casey Stoney and her team as it’s their opening game in a new league, and they’ll hopefully have a large audience. It will also be interesting to see both team captains, Alex Greenwood and Steph Houghton go head to head as they’ve been playing as part of the same team with the Lionesses.
Manchester City Women March 29th
Man City at home. Probably an easy pick because yes it’s a derby game and the same reasons that will make the away clash exciting, this one will be one to watch too. However, this one for slightly different reasons. I want this game to have the same standards as their away trip. By that, I mean get the game played at Old Trafford. That’s one thing that will make it even more of a game to watch.
The biggest reason why I picked this game is because of the time of the football year it’s played. At this time, the teams should have established themselves and we should see how they’re going to shape for the season. If Man United have had a good campaign at this point, this match could be crucial.
Birmingham City Women – May 16th
I think The Red Devil’s will have a hard season with the tougher competition. This is why I’ve picked the last match of the season against Birmingham. The fixture will be held at home for Casey Stoney’s side which should be good for the team. However, this game could decide where her side finish in the league. My guess is that they’ll need as many points as they can get from this meeting so a win may be crucial.