Parris: We need to step up against Arsenal
Manchester United Women forward Nikita Parris has spoken of the excitement in the dressing room ahead of another big WSL test in the form of Arsenal this Saturday teatime.
Parris spent last campaign with the Gunners before making the switch to United in the summer and therefore knows both sides of the fixture well ahead of the 17:30 GMT meeting.
The England international played 78 minutes in our final game before the international break, as United were defeated by Chelsea, and says the Reds are eager for the opportunity to respond in another big clash this weekend.
“I think everyone’s excited, I think the big games are where you test yourself, it’s where you see where you are as a team.
“Ultimately, we want to progress. We didn’t quite get the performance or the result against Chelsea and now we need to step up as individuals and really produce a team performance.”
“It’s a massive opportunity not just to showcase who Man United are, but also what women’s football can produce. It’s a great time to be on TV,” Nikita said of the prospect of playing at the home of Arsenal's men's team.
“Arsenal are going to have the home advantage and come out and play their style of football, but I think we have enough in our locker as a team, as individuals, to really produce a performance and get a win.”