United Women v Arsenal rescheduled

Thursday 04 March 2021 14:00

Manchester United Women’s WSL encounter with Arsenal has been rearranged for Friday 19 March 2021, with kick-off now set for 18:30 GMT.

The match at Meadow Park was originally scheduled to be played the day prior, but has been pushed back and will now be shown live in the UK on BT Sport.

It’s a huge game for Casey Stoney’s side, with the Gunners our closest challengers for a top-three spot, which would secure a place in next season’s Champions League.
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The Reds currently occupy third position in the WSL and are six points ahead of the fourth-placed Gunners. However, Joe Montemurro’s side do have a game in hand on United and a win in that encounter, plus a victory when we meet later this month, would see them draw level on points with the Reds.

However, three points for Casey Stoney's side would be a massive boost to our Champions League hopes ahead of the final stretch of this term. 

When the two sides met earlier this season it was United who came out on top at Leigh Sports Village, with Ella Toone grabbing the only goal in a 1-0 win for the Reds.

That was the first win against the north London side in our history, with the previous two clashes ending in defeat. We actually hosted the Gunners in our first home WSL game in September 2019, losing 1-0, while seven months earlier Arsenal eliminated us from the semi-finals of the Continental League Cup.

Prior to our clash with the Gunners, United host Aston Villa this Sunday in the WSL, following the resumption of the league after the recent international break.