‘I feel like I’ve got a new lease of life’

Tuesday 27 September 2022 12:49

Millie Turner is thankful to be back playing for Manchester United Women this season, following her health concerns last year which ruled her out of action from January onwards.

The centre-back has played the full 90 minutes of both of our WSL fixtures this season - the 4-0 opening-day victory over Reading and Sunday’s 2-0 triumph away to West Ham – having built her way back to fitness during pre-season.

Following the win in the capital, she expressed her delight at being out on the pitch with her team-mates.

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"Honestly, I feel like I’ve got a new lease of life,” she said. “It’s so good to be back.

“I’m just buzzing every single time I get to go out there with the girls, and hopefully I can help them get the three points.”

The 26-year-old was pleased to keep a second consecutive clean sheet, against the Hammers, continuing a fruitful partnership alongside summer arrival Maya Le Tissier at the heart of the Reds' defence.

“It was a big shift,” she admitted. “It’s always hard to come away to West Ham.

“They always put in big challenges, and they get tight around us, so it’s a good result to come away with the three points."

She added praise for Le Tissier, stating: “Maya has been brilliant. She’s been a breath of fresh air.

“She’s come in with a bit of youth and she’s brilliant. She wants to learn and it’s so good to have her out there with us.”

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Next up is a Continental Women’s League Cup clash with Aston Villa on Saturday (12:30 BST), a fixture Turner hopes the Reds can win to continue our impressive early-season form.

“Momentum is really important, always,” she declared. “It’s important that we can carry on getting these good results, as well as performances.

"We’ll see how it goes, and [we will] try and get as many points on the table [as possible].”