Earps: Now we're talking about winning trophies

Friday 22 March 2024 07:00

Manchester United Women goalkeeper Mary Earps believes that the Reds should be aiming for silverware this season, as we prepare to face Manchester City in the WSL on Saturday.

Speaking in her recent big interview with club media, Mary reflected on some of the best saves she has made for United over the years.

Looking back at stops from early in her Reds career, the two-time FIFA The Best goalkeeper explained how the mentality at the club has shifted between then and now, with Marc Skinner's side setting their sights on silverware.

Mary Earps: Goalkeeping Masterclass Video

Mary Earps: Goalkeeping Masterclass

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"It is not a project anymore," she said,

"Now we are talking about winning trophies.

"That is how it should be at a club of Manchester United's stature."


United enter Saturday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium sitting fourth in the Barclays Women's Super League table, 12 points adrift of second-placed City and six below third-placed Arsenal.

Despite the pressure that being first-choice goalkeeper for the Reds and England's Lionesses brings, and the added expectation that Skinner's side would emulate the success of last season this term, Earps was eager to praise the environment at Carrington, where United are putting in the work to try to make up ground in the league and progress to the final of the Adobe Women's FA Cup.

"I have been a part of some goalkeeping unions where maybe I have not had that [positivity] and it is fine, but it is definitely more enjoyable to have a laugh and a joke because goalkeeping is high pressure," she said.

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"It's nice when you have people who can understand that pressure and then can lift you when you need a lift.

"I am someone who likes to work very hard and I take my work very seriously.

"On the pitch, I am really intense but, in those moments, when we have a bit of a breather or we are chatting stuff through, I like to have a bit of a laugh and relax a little bit and enjoy it."


Make sure you come down to Leigh Sports Village on 31 March, 14 April and 21 April, and Old Trafford on 18 May, to support United Women in our remaining home games this season:

Sun 31 Mar: Everton (12:00 BST)
Sun 14 Apr: Chelsea, FA Cup semi-final (14:35 BST)

Sun 21 Apr: Tottenham (12:00 BST)*
Sun 18 May: Chelsea (15:00 BST)**

*Time and date TBC
**This game is being played at Old Trafford

You can buy tickets for every United Women's home game here.