Read your free, 60-page United Women match programme now!

Thursday 01 December 2022 09:49

The countdown is firmly on for Saturday's big game at Old Trafford, as United Women – flying high in the Women's Super League – return to M16 to take on Aston Villa.

It's the third time the Reds have played at the stadium – and just the second in which fans have been in attendance – and if Marc Skinner's side can continue United Women’s winning run there, it'll take the hosts top of the table – at least temporarily, with Chelsea and Arsenal playing later in the day.

The importance of the fixture isn't lost on Mary Earps, with the Reds’ goalkeeper set to line up at Old Trafford for the third time this year, following United's win against Everton in March, and England's victory against Austria to kick off the Euros in July. 

As such, she's excited for Saturday, but certainly not daunted by what lies ahead. "I love playing at Old Trafford, it's a fantastic stadium and it comes with a lot of history," she tells us. "But football is football, a pitch is a pitch and so from that point of view there's nothing to learn; it's just about going and doing the fans proud in such an incredible environment and putting in our best performance."

Our interview with Mary appears exclusively in the special collector’s edition of the official Manchester United Women match programme, which will be available from kiosks inside the stadium on Saturday (at a bargain £2 for the 60-page publication). 

Should you prefer to read it in advance of matchday, however (or you're sadly not able to join us on Saturday), the good news is you can enjoy the programme right now for free, simply by clicking here.

As well as plenty of additional video content, inside the programme you also find the following: Marc Skinner and Katie Zelem columns; the full story of United Women’s first-ever league fixture – a record-breaking win against Villa in 2018; an interview with head of women's football Polly Bancroft; views from the MUW Supporters' Club; plus photos and memories from the seven previous women's games played at Old Trafford (including a Euro 1991 qualifier, attended by 435 fans… remember that one?!).

What's more, there are the usual statistics from across the squad as well as the WSL, fan photos, a challenging quiz, plus puzzles and facts to entertain younger Reds.

We hope you enjoy the programme – and if you are there on Saturday, don't forget to pick up your special-edition printed copy!

To book match tickets, even on Saturday morning ahead of kick-off at 12:30 GMT, visit