Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
UPRISING

How Man United’s reformed women’s team have eclipsed their male counterparts this season

Jose Mourinho could learn a thing or two from Casey Stoney's free-scoring side

What would Jose Mourinho do for this kind of form?

While it feels like something died and left Man United years ago, the reborn women’s team appear untouchable.

The Man United Women’s football team was created five months ago and in that time they have scored 40 league goals, while only conceding once.


SIGN UP – WIN £5k BY PLAYING DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER THIS WEEKEND


You have to see it to believe it

Getty - Contributor
6
You have to see it to believe it

The team had to settle for a inaugural season in the FA Women’s Championship (Second Division) but they have hit the ground running.

Their first game was a 12-0 thrashing of Aston Villa Ladies.

This crazy result was followed by six victories and a surprise 0-0 draw.

The unbeaten start is made all the more impressive considering the whole team and all of the staff members were assembled in under five weeks this summer.

Spare a thought for the Millwall Lionesses

6
Spare a thought for the Millwall Lionesses

Casey Stoney – the former Great Britain Olympic captain for women’s football – was a risky appointment considering it was her first role in management.

Yet her pedigree and playing experience must have invigorated her new squad.

Having played at the top level for the best part of 20 years, with 130 caps for England, Stoney knows the game like the back of her hand and is moulding her team to her idealistic image.

Stoney was captain of England

Getty - Contributor
6
Stoney was captain of England

That image? Trying to win every game 46-0.

A philosophy craved by the masses at Old Trafford every other weekend is being witnessed just 15 miles away at the 12,000 seat Leigh Sports Village stadium.

Along with the ridiculous drubbing of Aston Villa, Stoney has masterminded 5-0 wins against The London Bees and Crystal Palace Ladies.
Their latest result was another mauling – this time an 8-0 win over the Millwall Lionesses.

Stoney has taken to the role like a duck to water

Getty - Contributor
6
Stoney has taken to the role like a duck to water

Man United sit top of the league on 22 points from eight games with Spurs in at second – keeping the pressure up.

Yet Stoney is still not getting the credit she undoubtedly deserves as she recently claimed that people still shake her assistant (Willie Kirk’s) hand before games, assuming him to be the person in charge.

Kirk is still being mistaken as the manager

Joey Kelly / Scottish Sun
6
Kirk is still being mistaken as the manager

Stoney is one of eight female coaches – A low number considering there are 22 jobs in professional women’s football management.

She will soon have people bowing at her feet – let alone shaking her hand – after their remarkable start to the season.

Stoney has made a managerial name for herself

Getty Images - Getty
6
Stoney has made a managerial name for herself

So if Mourinho’s lust for a 0-0 becomes too unbearable, maybe it is time to start watching the women in action.

One similarity that can be drawn between the men’s and women’s teams is that Manchester is currently Blue – with Man City being crowned champions in both forms of the game last year.

The difference?

The Man United women are looking to right that wrong.


READ MORE FROM DREAM TEAM HERE:


WATCH: LOVE OF THE GAME – EPISODE 2