Old Trafford to host United Women's game

Tuesday 16 March 2021 16:59

Manchester United Women are set to play at Old Trafford for the first time.

Next week’s WSL clash with West Ham United will be played at the Theatre of Dreams, in a historic step for the club.

Casey Stoney’s side will take advantage of a gap in the hectic schedule at Old Trafford to move their crucial match with West Ham United from Leigh Sports Village.

The match is scheduled to kick off on Saturday 27 March at 11:30 GMT.

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Casey Stoney commented: “Playing at Old Trafford will obviously be a special moment in the history of this team and it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the women’s game, which has seen huge growth over the last few years. We, of course, will miss our fans. They are such an important part of this club and we have felt their amazing support from afar throughout the season. We are all eager to get them back in the stands as soon as possible and hope that there will be many more opportunities to play at Old Trafford in the future.”
Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting our women’s team at Old Trafford. The international break this month created a gap in this season’s relentless programme at the stadium and we all agreed that this was the right time to welcome Casey and her squad to Old Trafford.
“We would have loved for fans to able to be there to witness this moment, but that time will come. For now, our preparations are in full swing as we set the stage to host our match with West Ham United next week.”  
Next year, fans will also be able to look forward to seeing the England Women’s national team in action at Old Trafford as they open the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. The tournament, which was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be hosted across England and promises to be a record-breaking edition of UEFA’s flagship women’s tournament.