Moore: We need to keep believing

Saturday 07 May 2022 15:53

Manchester United Women midfielder Jade Moore has insisted both she and her team-mates are excited at the prospect of our crucial showdown with Chelsea in the WSL at Sunday lunchtime (12:00 BST).

Marc Skinner's side currently occupy fourth position table at present, knowing a win against the current league leaders, combined with a Manchester City slip-up against Reading, would open up the possibility of qualification for the next season's Champions League with a third-place finish. 

Our opponents also need the three points to ensure the title stays in their grasp for another year, making for what should be an enticing encounter.

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Moore: We're massively excited

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Speaking to MUTV ahead of the clash, Moore began by previewing our visit to Kingsmeadow, insisting: "We're massively excited."

"To still be in the this position now is a credit to the girls and the work they have put in.

"Obviously, it’s not in our hands now but we need to focus and make sure we do the job of controlling the controllables. Let’s see what happens.”


With tensions set to be high given the stakes in the capital tomorrow afternoon, Moore has also played down the magnitude of the challenge that awaits the Reds, stating the onus will be on the host to take care of their own fate too. 

"I think both sides will have pressure, but its all about how you frame that on match day," she began.

"For us we will probably go in as a little bit of an underdog and I think we can use that to our advantage.

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"Chelsea have the pressure to remain at the top and try and win another trophy but we have our own pressure in trying to get into the Champions League.

"It’s going to be an interesting one."

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Following the 31-year-old's welcomed return from a serious knee injury since signing for United in January, the former Orlando Pride midfielder has insisted that beyond this season and into the summer, she work will continue with the prospect of contributing further to this young Reds side in 2022/23.

"My fitness is coming up nicely," Moore began. "Obviously when I came in, I was still recovering from the surgery I had in November-time and my progression has been slower than the rest.

"I'm now featuring in more and more games and I’m in a really good position. I feel ready to kick on for next season.

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“I think I have used these last couple of months to build a foundation and I know I can go into the off-season and push on, and hopefully hit the ground running in pre-season.

"Everyone else will of course have break but I will continue to work hard. I’ll have a little bit of a break but then I’ll crack on and use this time as building blocks for next season."