Reds named in Lionesses’ initial Euros squad

Tuesday 17 May 2022 15:00

Five of Manchester United Women’s players have been included in England’s provisional squad for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

Mary Earps, Alessia Russo, Lucy Staniforth, Ella Toone and Katie Zelem have all been selected by head coach Sarina Wiegman for her initial 28-player group. 

That number will then be trimmed down to a final 23 in mid-June before the Lionesses kick off this summer’s home tournament at Old Trafford against Austria on Wednesday 6 July. 

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The squad announcement notably sees a return to the setup for United midfielder Staniforth, who recently made her comeback at club level following a long-term knee injury. 

Our no.37, who has 17 senior caps for England, had been sidelined since the turn of the year but she made substitute appearances against Aston Villa and West Ham United towards the end of the recently concluded campaign, with 

Staniforth is one of three current Reds who was selected for the Lionesses’ last major tournament – the 2019 World Cup in France. 
United goalkeeper Earps was also part of our trio to make the final group on that occasion – alongside midfielder Jade Moore, who was then with Reading – and our shot-stopper is now likely to play a role this summer too. 

Mary has played in all but one of her nation’s recent World Cup qualifiers, keeping clean sheets in each of her seven appearances, as the team recently secured their place at the 2023 competition. 

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The 29-year-old has been a regular member of England squads in Wiegman’s reign so far, as have Russo, Toone and Zelem who are also selected this time.

The latter was given her senior international debut against Latvia last November. In the same game, Russo netted her first England goals, a hat-trick no less.

Toone has impressively scored two trebles of her own in recent times for the Lionesses, at the expense of Latvia and North Macedonia, taking her personal tally up to 10 goals in 13 caps.

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Our United representatives will be hoping to be a part of the final squad that will open the tournament against Austria in M16, before further Group A fixtures against Norway at Brighton’s Amex Stadium and Northern Ireland at St Mary’s, home of Southampton. 

Before then, Wiegman’s side will also have warm-up matches against Belgium (16 June) and the Netherlands (24 June). 



Mary Earps (UNITED)
Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa)
Sandy MacIver (Everton)
Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)


Millie Bright (Chelsea)
Lucy Bronze (Manchester City)
Jess Carter (Chelsea)
Niamh Charles (Chelsea)
Rachel Daly (Houston Dash)
Alex Greenwood (Manchester City)
Steph Houghton (Manchester City)
Demi Stokes (Manchester City)
Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)


Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
Jill Scott (Aston Villa, on loan from Manchester City)
Lucy Staniforth (UNITED)
Georgia Stanway (Manchester City)
Ella Toone (UNITED)
Keira Walsh (Manchester City)
Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Katie Zelem (UNITED)


Bethany England (Chelsea)
Lauren Hemp (Manchester City)
Chloe Kelly (Manchester City)
Beth Mead (Arsenal)
Nikita Parris (Arsenal)
Alessia Russo (UNITED)
Ellen White (Manchester City)

Congratulations to our five selected Reds!