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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Manchester United Women celebration graphic

We're going up! United Women clinch promotion Article

Manchester United Women have confirmed a top-flight place for next season with three games to spare.

Alex Greenwood gives Ella Toone a piggyback.

Alex and Ella answer fans' questions Article

Alex Greenwood and Ella Toone took over the FA Women's Championship Twitter account this week.

Alex Greenwood and Casey Stoney

'We did ourselves proud' Article

Casey Stoney and captain Alex Greenwood reflect on the Reds' dramatic exit from the SSE Women's FA Cup.

Alex Greenwood scores a penalty against Reading Women
Women's FA Cup: Reading 3 United 2
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The Reds put up a great fight, leading twice in extra-time with Alex Greenwood's pen and an own goal, before bowing out to top-flight opposition. Report to follow.

Alex Greenwood scores a penalty against Reading Women in the FA Cup

Reading Women 3 United Women 2 Article

The Reds put up a great fight before bowing out of the SSE Women's FA Cup to top-flight opposition.

Alex Greenwood in action for United Women.

'It's time to stamp our authority' Article

In her latest programme column, United Women captain Alex Greenwood previews the Reds' return to action today.

Alex Greenwood and Ella Toone celebrate.
Alex Greenwood says

"Ella plays football with a freedom and flair that's a real asset to our squad... she can be whatever she wants to be in the game."

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.”

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