Reds with Women's Champions League experience

Monday 09 October 2023 18:30

While Manchester United’s historic Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain this Tuesday evening is a competition debut for the club, it will be far from a first appearance in it for some of our players.

In fact, several members of Marc Skinner’s group have even experienced the joy of lifting the trophy, prior to becoming Reds and helping us embark on our maiden voyage in Europe.

Melvine Malard, our on-loan striker, has an impressive four Champions League winners’ medals to her name, all collected with her parent club Lyon. The France international played in the finals of 2019/20 and 2021/22 and was also in the squad for the preceding triumphs of 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Summer signing Geyse won Europe’s top tournament only four months ago, when the Brazilian came on as a 70th-minute substitute during Barcelona’s 3-2 victory over Wolfsburg in the 2022/23 final.

Preview: United Women v PSG


Here's everything you need to know before Tuesday's historic Champions League clash at Leigh Sports Village.

Such success is not confined to the recent arrivals, however. Nikita Parris, who is now in her second season with us, was a team-mate of Malard’s during Lyon’s triumphant campaign of 2019/20. However, the England international was unable to play in the final, and therefore denied the chance to add to her four goals en route, after being sent off in the semi-final – ironically against United’s first opponents, PSG.

Aside from the tournament-winning trio, there are plenty of other Reds who have appeared in the Champions League before. Lisa Naalsund played in four qualifying games for SK Brann in early 2022/23 before her January transfer to Manchester. Irene Guerrero featured in a quartet of qualifiers for Levante in 2021/22, and Lucia Garcia also represented a side from Liga F, Athletic Club, in 2016/17.

Two of our English Reds played in the competition for Birmingham City, in Rachel Williams (2012/13) and Mary Earps (2013/14). The latter resurfaced in the tournament with Bristol City in 2014/15, still eight years before FIFA recognised her as the world’s best goalkeeper. Club captain Katie Zelem has four Champions League games under her belt with Liverpool, in 2014/15 and 2015/16.


To celebrate the club’s first-ever fixture in the Women’s Champions League, our Round Two home leg against Paris Saint-Germain at Leigh Sports Village, we have released another of our popular digital collectibles.

Comprising artwork that is unique to this occasion, featuring Geyse and Guerrero, the free gift can be claimed until full-time on Tuesday, which should be around 22:00 BST.

To get yours and unlock some exclusive benefits, including the chance to win VIP rewards, click the image above or head straight to and follow these three simple steps:

Let's start with a visit to, where you click Sign In, Use Social and finally your choice of Google, Facebook or X (Twitter) account.

Signing in with your chosen social account will create an online wallet where you can store all the matchday tokens you claim throughout 2023/24. How many will you have by the end of the season? Why not challenge your friends and see who can build the biggest collection.

Click this button on the homepage to find the latest token, and again on the next page to unlock and add it to your digital wallet. Then you're done!

The window to claim your free digital collectible for United Women v PSG closes at full-time (circa 22:00 BST, Tuesday).


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