Russo suffers hamstring injury
Manchester United Women’s manager Casey Stoney has confirmed striker Alessia Russo suffered a hamstring injury during Friday’s pre-match training session, ahead of the weekend clash with Arsenal.
“Alessia pulled up in training with a hamstring, so it’s a longer-term injury,”the boss told MUTV.
“We’re upset for her, she’s been doing so well, but unfortunately it’s part of the game. We’ll get her fit; we’ll get her well and get her back as soon as possible.”
Everyone at Manchester United would like to wish Alessia a speedy recovery.
She made her United debut in September’s victory over Birmingham City and scored in her first start for the Reds a few weeks later, in the 1-0 victory over former side Brighton.
Alessia also scored two in our last league outing against West Ham United three weeks ago, when we won 4-2.
The promising young forward has also earned one cap to date for England and, no doubt, will be hopeful of earning more in future.
Fellow US international Tobin Heath has also been selected from the off and will slot just in behind Press, with fellow attacking outlets Kirsty Hanson and Ella Toone.
In the centre of the park, it’s a partnership of Hayley Ladd and Jackie Groenen. Behind them, it’s a backline of Ona Batlle, Amy Turner, Millie Turner and Leah Galton.
In between the posts, Mary Earps will be hoping to keep a clean sheet.