Over 36,000 tickets sold for United Women at Old Trafford

Friday 02 December 2022 11:12

History will be made on Saturday afternoon when Manchester United Women face Aston Villa at Old Trafford in front of a record crowd for the team.

We are proud to confirm that over 36,000 tickets have been sold for the landmark occasion so far and that is significantly more than the 20,241 who attended the first WSL game played at the Theatre of Dreams: the entertaining 3-1 win over Everton last March.

For Saturday’s fixture at Old Trafford, tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for fans aged under 16 or over 65. Hospitality packages are also available to purchase, with prices starting from £20.

Fans can purchase tickets online or at the stadium right up to the 12:30 GMT kick-off, so you have plenty of time to secure your seats and witness more history being made by United Women. 

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Polly Bancroft, Manchester United’s head of women’s football, said earlier this week: “This game against Villa promises to be another special occasion as we continue to maintain our challenge at the top of the WSL and I know the players will be lifted by our fantastic supporters.

“Manchester United, as the biggest club in the country, is determined to lead the way in the growth of the women’s game – both on and off the field. 

“So it is really special to see the excitement that is building for this fixture and it again demonstrates how much progress the women’s game is making, not just here but across the country.”

On Thursday afternoon, ahead of this weekend’s ground-breaking occasion, we published a new UTD Podcast with United Women star Alessia Russo and fans are loving it so far.

Across a feature-length interview, our in-form striker tells the story of her inspirational career and looks forward to playing in front of a massive crowd at Old Trafford on Saturday.

“I think we’ve had a few good preps for it [playing at Old Trafford], obviously last game at the Emirates and I think a few of us have played at Old Trafford before,” said the striker on the UTD Podcast, ahead of the clash with Aston Villa.

“I think we’re more excited [but our] prep’s no different. We just can’t wait to go out there in front of all our friends and family, and the fans, and hopefully give them a performance that they’re looking for.”

Alessia Russo - “The game has changed”


In this unmissable episode, United Women striker Alessia Russo discusses the experience of playing for the Reds, previews the upcoming WSL match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, and reveals exactly what it is like to win the Euros with England. Sam Homewood, David May and Helen Evans chat to Alessia about her football journey, the monumental shift in women's football over the last decade, and why it is important for that growth to continue. Russo reveals her sporting idols and discusses her hobbies and pastimes too, as you get to know what Alessia is like, away from simply scoring bags of goals on the pitch.

Alessia says that the occasion is as special for the players on the pitch as it is for the fans in the stands, who will follow Skinner’s team from Leigh Sports Village to the Theatre of Dreams.

“I think Leigh is a lovely pitch and we’ve got our own fanbase there,” she said. “They follow us up and down the country and now we just want to keep it growing and getting bigger and better.

“For us as players, it’s amazing to play at Old Trafford, but I think it’s so nice to have the fans there. They don’t get to experience, especially us playing on it, week in, week out so when we can, it’s important for us that we give them a day to remember.

“They’re great and we can’t thank them enough for all the support they give us throughout the season.” 

Order your tickets now for United Women v Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Get ready for Saturday:

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