Stoney pleased with United Women’s winning mentality
Manchester United Women’s manager Casey Stoney has praised her side’s winning mentality after our 3-0 victory over Everton in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.
Casey felt her team weren’t completely on top form against the Toffees, but was delighted with the defensive solidity during a tough outing on Merseyside.
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United overcame the Toffees on Sunday to earn a second victory in the Women's Continental League Cup.
“It’s a good sign that when you haven’t played well, but you come away with a 3-0 win and another clean sheet,”the boss told MUTV after the match.
“We know if we can be structurally right and keep clean sheets, it gives us chances to win the game.
“We knew we had players that could hurt them, we just needed to find the way to get them on the ball.”
As well as it being a fifth consecutive win on Sunday, the 3-0 victory was the fifth fixture in a row in which United Women have shut out the opposition.
“It’s huge because we have got probably our toughest game next against Chelsea and they don’t get any easier [after that],”she said.
“Chelsea are a fantastic team but we go into that with confidence, as this team now knows how to find a way to win.”
The boss singled out winger Kirsty Hanson for special praise after another impressive performance against Everton, on the back of a first senior international call up for Scotland, as well as a nomination for October’s FA Women’s Player of the Month.
“Kirsty will admit she had a bit of a dip at the back end of last season. She had university, a lot going on, a lot of stress and this year she's been able to focus completely on football.
“She’s a student of the game, she’s a person who watches the most minutes of our analysis and it’s showing now.
“I think she deserves that nomination, I think she’s deserving of a senior call up to Scotland and I think she’s just going from strength to strength.”
“We’re a very together team,”she told MUTV.
“We just keep driving standards in training and every week we expect better from each other. We know there’s lots of areas to improve on and we’ll do that.”
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