Earps honoured at 2023 Northwest Football Awards
Manchester United Women goalkeeper Mary Earps has graciously claimed another special accolade, this time at the 2023 Northwest Football Awards on Monday evening.
The United and England stopper, who has had a truly remarkable year, was the recipient of the Billy Seymour Impact Award, which recognises an individual who has had a significant positive effect on football in the region.
Winner of FIFA's The Best Women's Goalkeeper award in February, Earps has continued to go from strength to strength for both club and country as a trailblazing role model in the women's game.
Earps - with the help of the United defence - set a new Women's Super League record of 14 clean sheets in 2022/23, as well as becoming the first-ever goalkeeper to record 50 WSL shutouts.
After playing her part in the Reds registering our best top-flight finish, as last season's WSL runners-up, our goalkeeper starred for England at the FIFA Women's World Cup and saved a penalty in the narrow final defeat to Spain.
Mary's efforts for both United and the Lionesses recently saw her make history at the Ballon d'Or Feminin by finishing fifth in the poll - the highest position a goalkeeper has ever achieved in the voting process for the award.
Mary is always a favourite of our supporters - particularly on a matchday at Leigh Sports Village - and she will be hoping to keep inspiring the next generation as United Women's 2023/24 campaign continues to unfold.
Earps and her team-mates are now looking forward to three consecutive home matches on the calendar. The first two are at LSV - against Everton in our Continental Tyres League Cup opener this Thursday, 9 November (19:00 GMT) and West Ham in the WSL on Sunday, 12 November (12:00 GMT).
Then, on Sunday 19 November, Old Trafford hosts the women's Manchester derby for the very first time as City visit us in a huge WSL clash at 16:30 GMT.