Manchester United W.F.C.
|Full name||Manchester United Women Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Red Devils|
|Founded||28 May 2018|
|Ground||Leigh Sports Village|
|Owner||Manchester United plc|
|Co-chairmen||Joel and Avram Glazer|
|Head coach||Casey Stoney|
|League||FA Women's Championship|
Manchester United Women Football Club is a professional football club based in the Salford suburb of Broughton, Greater Manchester, England, that will compete in the FA Women's Championship from 2018, the second tier of English women's football. They will be based at The Cliff, formerly used as a training ground by their men's counterpart.
In March 2018, Manchester United announced their intentions to form a women's football team. Manchester United Women Football Club were founded on 28 May 2018, following the club's successful application to join the newly-formed 2018–19 FA Women's Championship. It marked the club's return to women's football after a thirteen-year absence, following Manchester United's disbandment of their women's set-up back in 2005 to focus on youth team football; though the club's academy continued via the Manchester United Foundation, with the likes of Izzy Christiansen and Katie Zelem being produced by United's Centre of Excellence academy. Casey Stoney was appointed as the club's first head coach on 8 June, with their inaugural 21-player squad announced just over a month later.
Following the club's acceptance into the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship, it was revealed that the women's team would be based in Broughton, Salford at The Cliff training ground; subject to completion of redevelopment work. United play their fixtures at Leigh Sports Village.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Assistant coach||Willie Kirk|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ian Willcock|
|Performance coach||Elle Turner|
|Season||Division||P||W||D||L||F||A||Pts||Pos||FA Women's Cup||FA WSL Cup||Name||Goals|
As of 25 August 2018. Only competitive matches are counted.
|Casey Stoney||8 June 2018||present||2||1||0||1||1||2||50.00|
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