Alex Greenwood in action for United Women.

Greenwood: It's time to stamp our authority

Sunday 10 March 2019 06:00

In more ways than one, it’s nice to be back home!

Our last match was a home fixture but not at Leigh Sports Village. Though we enjoyed the game against London Bees and progressed to the next round of the FA Cup, it’ll be great to be back in Leigh with you all again.

I’ve also been away, with England at the SheBelieves Cup in the United States. It was a brilliant test for us and to face three world-class opponents is the perfect way to prepare for the World Cup. The England team are in a great place on and off the pitch and excited for the next few months leading into the summer.
Greenwood (front row, second from left) was part of the triumphant England team at the SheBelieves Cup in the USA.

At United, we’re all really excited about the remaining months of the season. Our last three games were so important for us to get some momentum going and continue with our push for promotion. We put in professional performances in every game, getting the job done and scoring plenty without conceding, which is always a good habit to get into.

I was so proud of how the team came through such a challenging run of games.

Ella Toone had a particularly good month, scoring six of our 14 goals in those three games and it was great to see her named the division’s Player of the Month for February. Ella can be whatever she wants to be in the game. She is a fantastic talent and plays football with a freedom and flair that’s a real asset to our squad.

Leicester are the visitors for our next game, and I know I say this every week but it will be another tough game. We prepare to win and the girls who haven’t been away have been working hard, as well as enjoying some good time off to rest. The last few days have been about getting everyone back together and focusing on the job in hand.

Alex Greenwood says

"Ella plays football with a freedom and flair that's a real asset to our squad... she can be whatever she wants to be in the game."

The next few games are probably the most important of the season. We have an opportunity to stamp our authority on the league this month and we have a big game away at Reading in the FA Cup, which could take us to another semi-final.

It’s a massive month, and we’re ready for what’s ahead.

Alex was speaking to Manchester United Women’s official match programme – pick up your free copy at the Leicester City game on Sunday (kick-off 12:00 GMT at Leigh Sports Village).