United Women duo up for January awards
Casey Stoney and Ella Toone have been nominated for the Women’s Super League Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards for January 2021.
For the third month running, both the United manager and a player from the squad are nominated for an individual award in the WSL.
The Reds could make it a double hat-trick of monthly awards. Tobin Heath and Leah Galton won the November and December Player of the Month awards respectively, and Casey would be in line for a third prize in a row should she collect the award again.
United won two out of our three league matches in the first month of 2021. The year started off with a defeat to league leader’s Chelsea before we overcame Birmingham City and Everton, both with 2-0 wins.
In each of our triumphs, Toone played a vital part for Stoney’s Reds. Our no. 7's movement and range of passing was sublime, and she also scored in both wins. The attacker opened the scoring against the Toffees last time out and settled the 2-0 result when Birmingham were defeated in Leigh Sports Village.
Toone has been nominated alongside Manchester City duo Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly, as well as Chelsea players Fran Kirby and Melanie Leupolz.
You can vote for Toone as WSL Player of the Month here, from 09:00 GMT on Friday 5 February.
As for the boss, she is up against Chelsea manager Emma Hayes and Manchester City's Gareth Taylor.
You can vote for Casey Stoney as WSL Player of the Month here, from 10:00 GMT on Friday 5 February.
Voting for both awards closes on 8 February.