Reds begin WSL season against champions Chelsea

Friday 07 August 2020 11:00

Manchester United’s first two fixtures for the 2020/21 Women’s Super League season have been announced, and the Reds will begin by hosting the champions Chelsea.

Chelsea were eventually awarded the WSL crown last campaign on a points-per-game basis after the end of the regular season was curtailed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Emma Hayes’s side will therefore begin the defence of their crown with a trip to United, with our first match of the season set to take place on Sunday 6 September.
Our second match of the new campaign is set for 13 September and will see us travel to the Midlands to face Birmingham City.

The Blues ultimately finished 11th last season, just one place above the drop. Casey Stoney’s side beat Birmingham 3-1 in 2019/20 in a Continental League Cup tie, meanwhile we lost 1-0 to Chelsea last term on two separate occasions.

United have been working hard ahead of the new campaign after reporting back to training last month.
Our return to WSL action will also be the first time that our Women’s side will have played a competitive game in over six months. United’s last match before the coronavirus outbreak came on 23 February, when we beat Everton 3-2.

September’s double header could also be a first chance to see new signings Ivana Fuso, Ona Batlle and Lucy Staniforth in action.


Sunday 6 September: UNITED v Chelsea 
Sunday 13 September: Birmingham v UNITED

Timings yet to be confirmed for both games.