Marc Skinner

Skinner: We can achieve successful things here

Thursday 30 March 2023 14:29

Manchester United Women boss Marc Skinner is optimistic that he and his side can achieve ‘successful things’ at the club.

While currently being in the mix for the Barclays Women’s Super League title, the Reds are also in with a shot at lifting the FA Cup having reached the semi-finals. 

And our last-four encounter will mirror that of the men’s side, as both senior teams face Brighton in a bid to book a spot in the final of the competition. 

In his latest press conference, Skinner revealed that he and Erik ten Hag are on a similar journey to bring silverware to this "wonderful’ club". 

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The Reds' last WSL game before the international break is against our FA Cup semi-final opponents.

“Manchester United is the biggest club in the world,” he said to reporters. 

“It has a huge fanbase and I’m sure Erik is the same, we’re just trying to put our stamp on a wonderful club, a wonderful fanbase, and trying to bring success to the club, both in our own way, with exciting football and trying to control things as much as possible.

“I’m hopeful that we can both achieve really, really successful things here. We’ve got six to eight games [left] potentially, so we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.” 
Skinner’s side will face Brighton in the league this weekend, before returning from the international break in two weeks' time to take on the Seagulls in the FA Cup. 

The boss is expecting a different side to the one we beat 4-0 earlier in the current campaign, particularly with interim manager Amy Merricks at the helm, saying: “I’ve been around the league long enough to know what Amy does when she comes in and takes over a team. 

“She’s got really good qualities; the team are much better organised, they’re much more cohesive and I’m expecting a very difficult game.”
Highlights: United Women v Brighton Video

Highlights: United Women v Brighton

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Referencing Manchester City’s narrow win away to Brighton a fortnight ago, Skinner added: “We have to be at our very best [and] we’re going to have to try to find different ways to score. 

“Watching the City game, which was a really great one for them at their home ground, City created more chances to win the game but they were a real threat.

“We can’t take this lightly at all.”