Skinner pleased with emphatic showing v Everton

Thursday 08 December 2022 11:00

Manchester United Women head coach was pleased with the way his side performed to defeat Everton convincingly in the Continental Tyres League Cup group stage on Wednesday evening.

The Reds made a fast start to the contest and scored four first-half goals, despite nine changes from the XI that played at the weekend, as we picked up three points with a 4-2 victory. 

That result was, unfortunately, not enough to keep us in the competition due to results elsewhere, but the head coach was happy with what he saw from his side on the night, nonetheless. 

"I am really pleased with the performance from a lot of players out there,” Skinner told MUTV’s Harry Robinson after the final whistle at Leigh Sports Village.
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Skinner: We fully deserved it

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“As a collective, they were excellent, and we blew Everton away in the first half. There are going to be little bits of disconnection in terms of the backline and, the goals, the backline – I know - won't be pleased with them. 

“As a collective however, I am really pleased with them as it is not easy to not give as many players the minutes they want as it is a super-competitive squad. 

“When they go on and do that it makes my job more difficult, so I was really pleased with all of them tonight."
United’s supporters ensured a record home crowd for the team during Saturday’s 5-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday, and were right behind the team again, with a good number braving the cold on a particularly chilly evening at Leigh Sports Village. 

"Feeling how cold it is tonight and how people have braved it, it just shows the character of our fans,” Skinner, who was keen to praise our supporters’ commitment, explained. 

“They are absolutely magnificent. For them to wait behind as well, we can't thank them enough for all their energy and commitment. 

“We do that for them on the field so thank you to all of them that waited out and endured the cold weather."

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The Reds are expected to have another strong following at the weekend too when we make the short trip across to the Etihad Stadium for a WSL derby with Manchester City. 

Marc says all focus is now on that game and picking up more important points in the league.

"Full focus. We know it is a derby, we know they’re slightly different, it is at the Etihad, so we have to go and give our Manchester United energy and Manchester United spirit. 

“Once we do that, I’m pretty sure we can go there and give the best account of ourselves. If that's taking the points because we deserve it, then that's what it will be."