Mazz cheers on Mazza!
MAMMA MIA! London’s leading lady and United fan Mazz Murray was at Old Trafford to cheer on the Reds against Rayo Vallecano before joining the nation in watching the Lionesses, including her good friend Mary Earps, make it a summer to remember for English football.
Earps was part of the victorious England team, alongside United team-mates Ella Toone and Alessia Russo, who claimed Euros glory at Wembley.
Firstly Mazz, your good pal Mary (aka ‘Mazza’) was part of the victorious England women’s side that won the Euros — what did you think of the final?
“It’s always stressful when you watch an England v Germany match. Add in the fact that it’s a final, at Wembley, with a chance for this incredible women’s team to make history, and it was quite simply the most magical day. It was even more special watching it at Old Trafford after our friendly against Rayo Vallecano, and the excitement of watching your own succeed on the biggest stage was unbelievable.”
“They had already lifted the nation and changed the face of women’s football before they even won the final. The movement had already begun because of what they achieved throughout the whole tournament and the way in which they did it: with some sensational football. Their victory has shone the most brilliant spotlight on the women’s game – everything about the way they were on and off the pitch will be forever iconic.”
We hear that both the Lionesses and the United Women’s team will be making a visit to the show soon too…
“Yes, the United Women are due to come after the brilliant link-up our show did with the team just before Covid. We can’t wait for that, and our MAMMA MIA! creator and head dynamo, Judy Craymer, was messaging me throughout the Euros about the Lionesses coming, which we’re sorting with Mary. She came to see the show a few months ago and she was texting me during the Euros saying how Dancing Queen featured heavily in the changing room pre and post-match!”
How proud are you of all the Lionesses and particularly Mary, Ella and Alessia?
“So proud. I love them all — Mary is just magic and such a magnificent person, as well as being such a talented sportswoman. Ella Toone is a living legend — she’s absolutely hilarious and her goal at Wembley will be played over and over for years to come. And Alessia’s nutmeg backheel goal in the semis… I’ve definitely watched it over 100 times already! The three of them are my heroes forever.”
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