United Women announce winter training camp

Thursday 07 December 2023 09:00

Manchester United Women will be heading back to Malta in January, when the squad will prepare for the resumption of a thrilling 2023/24 WSL season with a winter training camp.

As the home of United's official destination partner, Visit Malta, and one of our largest overseas supporters' clubs, the Mediterranean island will no doubt provide another great reception for our full women's first-team squad and coaching staff.

The Reds enjoyed a successful trip there last January and defeated local side Birkirkara. This time, our friendly opposition will be provided by Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, two days after we arrive.

The game has been scheduled for Friday 5 January 2024, kicking off at 18:00 local time at the 3,038-capacity Tony Bezzina Stadium in Paola.

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United Women head coach Marc Skinner said: “We are delighted to be returning to the wonderful island of Malta this January.

“After such a warm welcome last year, we cannot wait to play in front of our great Maltese fans, against a top side in the form of PSV.

“My players and staff are really looking forward to a few days of hard work on the pitch, and enjoying Malta’s excellent hospitality off it.”


Tickets for United Women v PSV Eindhoven on 5 January will be on sale from 09:00 GMT this Thursday, 7 December, subject to availability. They are priced at just 2 Euros each, with all proceeds going to the Dar Bjorn ALS charity. Fans can buy online via ManUtd.com or the MFA's ticketing website.

The Maltese club based at Tony Bezzina Stadium, Hibernians, were our first opponents in the glorious European Cup-winning run of 1967/68. They held Sir Matt Busby's men 0-0 in the second leg, following the Reds' campaign-opening 4-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Coincidentally, the stadium was inaugurated on 9 November 1986 - three days after Sir Alex Ferguson began his illustrious 26-year reign as United manager.