Women's Old Trafford game: Free programme

Friday 26 March 2021 17:15

Saturday is a big day in the short history of Manchester United Women, with Casey Stoney’s Reds lining up at Old Trafford for the very first time, to take on West Ham United.

"It’s an important moment for the team," writes Stoney in her match programme column ahead of the WSL meeting (kick-off 11:30 GMT).

"I’m sure you fans are massively disappointed to miss out on it, but the way I see it is that hopefully this is just a dress rehearsal for what’s to come. We can play without expectation from the fans – but then we do it again. And next time we make sure we get a record crowd for a women’s game in this country, because if any club can do that, it’s this club."
Alongside Casey’s wise words, plenty more is packed into the pages of the special-edition digital match programme, which is available for all fans to read for free here. There’s even a selection of videos, from MUW top 10s to the team’s more-recent highlights, to enjoy as you scroll through the 36 pages. 
Top of the billing inside the publication is an exclusive five-page interview with Christen Press, as the double World Cup-winning American reflects on an unusual first six months in Manchester, the “special history” she senses whenever she visits a big European stadium, plus how her team-mates “have done a good job of giving me a British education”… with beans on toast and the occasional Sunday roast seemingly on the syllabus!
Elsewhere, there’s a feature recalling the last time women’s football was played at Old Trafford, in the 2012 Olympics (can you remember which current Red played at our home in the semi-final?), a detailed look at the opposition, who are in need of WSL points for very different reasons than their third-placed hosts, and a 12-question quiz to test your MUW knowledge.

In her captain’s column, Katie Zelem – a childhood Red and youth-team graduate – writes of her immense pride in the team taking to the hallowed turf of Old Trafford, while any keen stattos can rejoice in three pages of some serious number-crunching, which covers the 2020/21 campaign to date.

Simply click here to be transported to page 1… we hope you enjoy it.

Fans in the UK and Ireland can watch the full match on MUTV, ManUtd.com and in our Official App from 13:30 GMT on Saturday.