Skinner: ‘That's a great starting point’
Marc Skinner says he saw a Manchester United Women side that played with hunger, commitment and no complacency against Paris Saint-Germain.
Speaking in his post-match interview with our club channels, Marc commended his side’s efforts against a tough opponent, as our preparations for the new season continue.
“I think even the first half, you saw how quick they get to pace and if you don’t experience that and don’t play against it week in, week out, you don’t really feel it and now we’ve felt it.
“More importantly, the word hunger comes to mind from our team. When we need to defend, we can defend.
“Coming off the field, the players were saying they didn’t feel like they were going to concede and so for me, that’s a great starting point.
“I’m proud of every single one of them for the effort, commitment and no complacency because this is a competitive team.”
Skinner’s squad has been bolstered over the summer months with seven new additions in the transfer market, and just prior to arriving in Toulouse, United also welcomed back a number of our players who have been on international duty over the summer.
With the full squad now in some form of pre-season training, the boss is excited about how the competition for places can continue to push his side on in 2022/23.
“We’re still nowhere near getting the whole squad together, I think there was seven or eight out of the team today that will come in and make it competitive but look at what the other players have done.
“You wait until all those players are champing at the bit to play and people will talk about ‘the manager will have a headache’, and so I should do but if you want to play, stay on the edge.
“Because our team, Man United, has to be on the edge of performance, not wavering. We want to be on the edge and take games and win games like this.”
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