Marc Skinner: I am happy but I want us to remain consistent

Monday 13 November 2023 11:09

Marc Skinner believes there are still elements to work on despite the 5-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday.

The Reds put in a dominant performance at Leigh Sports Village with Geyse, Millie Turner, Nikita Parris, Melvine Malard and Lucia Garcia bagging the goals.

United now begin preparations for the Manchester derby next weekend which will take place at Old Trafford, with a record number of tickets sold for the game.

Skinner spoke to the press after the game to discuss his thoughts, which you can read below.


"I am happy with the result, happy with the goals, and the clean sheet but I want us to remain consistent.

"The start of the second half, we were not good enough. We were sloppy.

"We had become comfortable from the first half. In the first half, I thought we were excellent. We were really good, had really good energy and for me it’s just about standards.

"The good thing about the group is that when I said this to them in the huddle they were all agreed. We are on the same page.

"There are standards here at Manchester United and we have to get to them as much as possible. We could have easily let them back into the game. We set a high bar."


"I think it’s about the fluidity. I think that when you play against us, you can attack in so many different ways whether it’s through set pieces, direct or through the lines.

"We can dribble with individual quality – look at Millie Turner stepping up today. I really love that about us.

"I love the flare, I want us to excite our fans so I think that was the key detail. I liked our attitude in the first half, the way we pressed.

"The girls who came into the game injected that again which is why you make substitutions."

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"We have had a lot of games since the start of the season and it’s taken us a little time to gel and understand how Geyse plays, how Melvine fits into the squad for example.

"It’s all different relationships. It’s going to take us around 10 games to get to where we want to be. We still have more to come."

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"I have just seen her eye, it’s a cut above her eye. Knowing Zel she won’t be happy with how it looks but she is solid. It shows a lot about our captain.

"To have a cut as deep as it is and to then go and play on is a credit to her.

"She literally bleeds Manchester United and I think that is a key when people knock her.

"She is always there, she always stands up and she always puts her body on the line."