How our Reds watched the Women's World Cup final

Monday 21 August 2023 11:46

Everyone at Manchester United can be incredibly proud of what our international players have achieved over the last month at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

A total of seven Reds – including new signing Geyse Da Silva Ferreira – featured for their respective nations at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand, which culminated in England’s 1-0 defeat to Spain in Sunday’s final, involving our three Lionesses.

With Mary Earps, Ella Toone and Katie Zelem representing United on the biggest stage, they were cheered on from home by their club team-mates, who you would imagine were feeling an immense sense of pride at their friends’ latest achievements.

Check out this image posted on Instagram by Maria Thorisdottir! How many Reds can you spot?

A photo shared by Reds defender Maria Thorisdottir on her Instagram Story - which you can see above - showed several of our players coming together to watch the final in the UK, while enjoying a spot of Norwegian breakfast!

Among the familiar faces in the picture are Hayley Ladd, Martha Thomas and Millie Turner, plus young Reds Safia Middleton-Patel and Jess Simpson.

You can also see United forward Ivana Ferreira Fuso in the image – fresh from her season-long loan with Bayer Leverkusen – alongside her compatriot and new signing Geyse, who it is great to see already integrating with her new team-mates, after the completion of her move from Barcelona on Friday.

Elsewhere on social media, we also spotted Leah Galton and Maya Le Tissier watching the big game together at a London fan park, plus several messages from the Reds directed to their United team-mates.

“So proud,” posted Galton, while “be proud my girls” was the message from Turner. Canada international Jayde Riviere, who represented her nation at the tournament, called Mary Earps a “legend”.

Congratulations were in order too: Geyse spoke of her pride in her Spanish former team-mates, whom she played with at Barcelona, while Turner also reached out to ex-Red Ona Batlle.

The Spaniard, who departed the Reds over the summer, was a popular member of the squad, with Millie posting to the full-back on Instagram: “Wow. Congratulations my friend. What a World Cup you have had. Keep shining.”

Our England internationals are now on their way home from Down Under and are set for a well-earned break before returning to training ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Pre-season preparations are in full swing for United’s players back in Manchester meanwhile, prior to our campaign starting. We begin the season away to Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League on 1 October, seven days before our first home game of the term against Arsenal (8 October).

You can secure your seat at every one of our home WSL matches now with a 2023/24 United Women season ticket, priced at £60 for adults and £30 for over 65s and under-16s, which works out at less than £5.50 and £2.75 per game, respectively. Get yours here!