Vilde Boe Risa

Boe Risa: It's a special moment

Sunday 12 December 2021 15:55

Manchester United Women’s midfielder Vilde Boe Risa has shared her delight after opening her account for the Reds during Sunday's 2-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion in the WSL.

The Norwegian's second-half strike was her first since joining United from native side IL Sandviken in the summer and helped Marc Skinner’s side register all three points after a professional performance on the south coast. 

On what was her fifth appearance of the season for the Reds, Boe Risa also collected the Player of the Match award too after a stellar showing against the Seagulls. 

Report: Brighton Women 0 United Women 2


The Reds return to winning ways in the WSL with a comfortable victory in West Sussex.

''I’m really glad to get my first goal in the WSL and to help the team win the match, I'm buzzing,'' began United's no.8, as she spoke to BBC’s Kelly Somers following the victory. 

''It was quite a good goal to say it was the first one, it’s a very special moment for me and I’m so very happy to score for this amazing club.

''I was a bit afraid it wasn’t going to come [the goal], I had a lot of chances, some big ones I must admit as well. Their goalkeeper made some good saves but finally I managed to get there in the end.''

United were dominant in their performance at the People’s Pension Stadium and restricted the home side very little throughout proceedings, much to the credit of the team's overall showing. 

Head coach Marc Skinner echoed those feelings as he spoke shortly after his side's 2-0 win.

Skinner saw his side take the three points from west Sussex on Sunday afternoon.
''Today was much more like a Manchester United team, we want to develop and progress and I love the aggression we showed today,'' Skinner said.

''I’m so proud and pleased for everyone out there as they showed today exactly what we can be. We could have easily been three or four goals ahead at half-time. 

''The performance is something we are going to continue to work on as we have a very young squad. We are going to continue to work at that and once we get it right we are going to be absolutely where we want to be.''