Skinner: We have to go and give everything

Saturday 30 April 2022 12:50

Manchester United Women’s head coach Marc Skinner says the Reds will need to “go and give everything” to come out on the winning side of Sunday’s WSL clash with West Ham.

Skinner’s Reds will be on the hunt for vital points in the race for a Champions League spot next season during our penultimate match of the league campaign. 

The game is also our last of 2021/22 in front of our brilliant home supporters and the boss hopes that his team can thrive off the energy of the crowd in the 12:00 BST kick-off.  

“It’s [the season] come in a flash and gone in a flash, it’s our last home game but it’s as important as any of the other ones," Marc told MUTV this week.
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“We have to go and give all of our energy, give all of our commitment and West Ham are a difficult team. All the respect [to them] but we have to try and dominate this game as much as we can.

“It’s important we give everything because of our fans. Hopefully, what we’ve shown this season is the reason for them to continue to support us the way they do. We want to mirror them, and our energy and commitment has to be the same if not more than what they give.

“We have to go and give everything on Sunday.”
A goalless draw away to Aston Villa last time out has taken the destiny of this season’s European qualification out of our own hands, with the Reds now outside of the all-important top-three places in the WSL table, two points behind Manchester City following the Blues' victory over Brighton in Saturday's early kick-off.

Having now played the same amount of matches in the 2021/22 competition as our neighbours, Skinner says United are simply focused on doing as much as we can do in our remaining outings, at home to West Ham on Sunday and then away to Chelsea on the final day of the campaign in a week’s time.

“We have to go and give absolutely everything to these last two games, there’s no doubt about that,” the boss asserted.

“If we can come away with two positive results in these last two games, we’ve done all we can to progress and then next year looks really bright.”

The Reds are in good shape to give as much as possible over the campaign’s conclusion too, with Skinner reporting that only longer-term absentee Aoife Mannion won’t be available for selection this weekend.

“This will probably be the healthiest we’ve been. Barring Aoife, everyone today has done enough to train and be looked at to be selected for the squad for Sunday. 

“We’ve got one more session to get through, but I might have to leave players out this week which is of course going to be difficult but it’s a great position to be in where we have our depth back.”

Tickets for United Women’s final home fixture of the season, against West Ham on Sunday, are available to buy online now.