The club recently announced that the WSL fixture between United and Aston Villa Women on December 4 will be staged at Old Trafford. This will be the third women’s fixture at the Theatre of Dreams this year, following United’s WSL encounter with Everton Women in March and England’s victory over Austria in the sold-out opening game of the UEFA Women’s European Championships in July.
Almost 100,000 fans were in attendance across those two games and another big crowd will be expected in December, as enthusiasm for the women’s game continues to grow.
A quartet of England’s Lionesses – Mary Earps, Ella Toone, Alessia Russo and Nikita Parris – are among those who could feature for United this weekend, along with a host of other internationals, rising stars and new faces in Marc Skinner’s team.
Reds captain Katie Zelem is also expected to be involved on Saturday and could make her 100th appearance for United, having joined us from Juventus back in 2018.
Both teams will wear black armbands and a minute’s silence will be observed ahead of kick-off in remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.