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Manchester United Women’s Team Announce Inaugural Squad For 2018/19

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For such a global powerhouse of a football club, Manchester United have been conspicuous by their absence of a women’s team since the senior set-up was disbanded in 2005.

The club decided then to focus on youth development instead. Of the big European clubs, only Real Madrid now lack a female equivalent to their main men’s team however, after United announced the reformation of the women’s team back in March.

The team, managed by 130 cap England veteran Casey Stoney, will compete in the FA Women’s Championship from 2018; the second tier of English women’s football, against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Aston Villa.

Their first squad in over a decade was announced today by the club, including a host of signings from rivals Liverpool.

21 players have been drafted in thus far, and the challenge of getting them to gel as a team isn’t lost on the manager, though having a seven strong contingent from Liverpool should help.

“We’ve gone young, we’ve gone exciting, we’ve gone entertaining,” Stoney said of her team.

“I’m more than aware that we’re bringing 21 strangers together but I’m really excited about the squad and the future of this team.”

The squad list is as follows.

Goalkeepers

1 – Siobhan Chamberlain
13 – Emily Ramsey
22 – Fran Bentley

Defenders

2 – Martha Harris
3 – Alex Greenwood
4 – Amy Turner
12 – Naomi Hartley
15 – Lucy Roberts
20 – Kirsty Smith

Midfielders

6 – Aimee Palmer
8 – Mollie Green
10 – Katie Zelem
14 – Charlie Devlin
16 – Lauren James
17 – Lizzie Arnot
21 – Millie Turner

Forwards

7 – Ella Toone
9 – Jess Sigsworth
11 – Leah Galton
18 – Kirsty Hanson
19 – Ebony Salmon

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