Scholes: Big Old Trafford crowd will boost the women's game

Thursday 01 December 2022 07:00

Former Reds midfielder Paul Scholes is hoping to see Manchester United Women record a big win in front of a bumper crowd at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Marc Skinner’s side face Aston Villa at the Theatre of Dreams in the Women’s Super League (12:30 GMT KO), with over 30,000 tickets sold at the time of writing. 

You can secure your seat here if you haven’t already, for a game that Scholes and the panel on our weekly show The Debate previewed in a new episode.

“This will be great for the ladies’ game, if we can get as many fans as we can there to try and promote it,” the legendary Red explained during the show, filmed from Scholes Gym, owned by Paul’s son Arron.

“I said to Maysie, I don’t think I’ve been to a game yet, but I want to. The standard is so good.

“And the club, from recent years, it took a bit of a while to get going but they’ve had a fantastic start to the season; they’ve only lost one game.

“Three points behind Chelsea with a game in hand, things are promising. Hopefully we can get a big crowd there Saturday and a big win.”

Fellow former Red David May echoed those sentiments and also provided insight into the latest guest on the official UTD Podcast, set to release ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated game.

“I did Alessia Russo on the podcast and she was brilliant. She is a diehard United fan, as is all of her family,” May explained.

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Looking ahead to the weekend, he continued: “It’s brilliant to get the fans in because they’re the future of the women’s team and the future of United. 

“It’s important everyone can get behind that.”

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that upcoming episode of the UTD Podcast in the United App and on, as May and fellow co-hosts Helen Evans and Sam Homewood are joined by United and England forward Russo.