Have you seen the Mary Earps mural?

Tuesday 15 August 2023 16:54

A mural depicting Manchester United and England goalkeeper Mary Earps has appeared near to Old Trafford, celebrating our no.27.

A typically defiant image of Mary in full celebration mode dominates the wall, opposite the Manchester United Foundation building, with the message 'Welcome to Manchester' across it.

There is no denying its impact, but why is it there?

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Two of our Lionesses speak about their experience Down Under, ahead of England's World Cup semi-final.

The mural has been created in collaboration with Sky Sports, ahead of the return of the Women's Super League this October.

Earps will enter the 2023/24 campaign as reigning top clean-sheet holder, having kept a record 14 last term. She also became the first goalkeeper to reach a tally of 50 shutouts in the competition's history, adding to the Best Women's Goalkeeper accolade she received at FIFA’s The Best awards in February.

So 2023 has been quite the year for Mary, and it could get even better as she and England's Lionesses take on Australia for a place in the World Cup final on Wednesday (11:00 BST).

Along with fellow Reds Katie Zelem and Ella Toone, Earps has represented her nation and played a pivotal role for Sarina Wiegman's side Down Under this summer, conceding only two goals as the Lionesses have progressed to the last four.

Co-hosts Australia - featuring Chelsea striker Sam Kerr - are the team they must overcome to set up a tantalising final against Spain, who confirmed their position in the showcase event by dramatically defeating Sweden 2-1 on Tuesday.

Mary Earps's mural is striking! Video

Mary Earps's mural is striking!

Joe Nelson reports from the Mary Earps mural outside Old Trafford, as our keeper prepares for a World Cup semi-final...

Follow updates on ManUtd.com and in the United App to see how the Lionesses get on, and whether they can take another step towards creating yet more history.

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