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Alex Greenwood

Biography

The defender has the honour of being named the first captain of Manchester United Women.

Greenwood is a technically proficient left-back and is as comfortable defending as she is creating attacking opportunities for her team-mates. The England international made her senior debut for Everton in 2010, having signed for the club as an eight-year-old, and just two years later was named FA Young Player of the Year. In 2015 she moved to Notts County and then to Liverpool a year later. Greenwood was the youngest player selected for the 2015 World Cup and played two games as England secured a bronze medal. As well as being an expert full-back, Greenwood can operate in the centre of a back four and her precise free-kicks mean she is constant goal threat.

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  • Position

    Defender

  • Country

    England

  • Date of birth

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United Women celebrate scoring a goal at Leicester City Women.

Women: Leicester City 0 United 7 Article

Ella Toone scores four to help Casey Stoney's side move up to second in the FA Women's Championship with a dominant win.

Mollie Green congratulates Alex Greenwood on scoring a penalty against Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Ladies 0 United Women 5 Article

Casey Stoney's side put on a five-star performance to claim three away points on Sunday afternoon.

Alex Greenwood says

"I played with Casey at club and country level. The amount I learned from her during that time was unbelievable and for her to be my manager now is very exciting."

Alex Greenwood says

“It is an honour to captain this team and I am so proud. What a talented team I can say I captain! When Casey told me I got quite emotional about it but I am so ready for this challenge."

Alex Greenwood says

“I have many personal goals. I want to achieve things I haven't done yet. For the team, it is ultimately to go back to the WSL1 and then we will take it from there. It’s going to be exciting.”

Alex Greenwood says

“I will be an honest captain, I give honest feedback and I expect it back. I am a young but mature player. I work hard and I back myself with my technical ability. I am confident in myself."

Alex Greenwood says

"Dropping down a league, people might think it is going backwards but it is nothing but forwards for me to lead Manchester United to what could be greatness.”

Alex Greenwood says

"I know the conversations I've had within the club and with Casey. The ambitions are extraordinary... without doubt, joining United was the most perfect decision I could have made.”

United Women in training.

United Women: The story so far Article

History will be made when Casey Stoney's exciting side play their first match, against Liverpool today.

Alex Greenwood in training.
Alex Greenwood says

"To lead Manchester United into what could be greatness is an honour."

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