Alessia Russo named Player of the Year

Monday 29 May 2023 21:26

Alessia Russo has been named Manchester United Women’s Player of the Year for the 2022/23 season, after winning the fan’s vote.

The forward follows fellow Lioness and United team-mate Ella Toone, who won the accolade last year.

This season Russo has been instrumental in United’s success, scoring 12 goals in all competitions, including the crucial winning goal against Arsenal at the Emirates in November.

In March, our no.23 became the first player to get a hat-trick for United Women, scoring three in the 5-1 win over Leicester City at Leigh Sports Village.

All three of Russo’s successful efforts came in close proximity to the goal with her saying: “They were tap-ins, but a goal is a goal and I’ll take it!

“That’s my job, to try and be in the right places as much as possible. I thought we built the chances really well and when you’re getting crosses like that, you’ve got to put it in the back of the net.

“We’ve got to be patient, but when the chances come and we’re ruthless like we were, it sets yourself up and you can build momentum.”

Congratulations on your award, Alessia!