Casey Stoney.


Casey Stoney Quote "We can be a beacon for young female footballers everywhere – the chance to pull on the famous red shirt is now a reality."


From a playing career spanning 20 years, to becoming the first head coach of the new Manchester United Women's team in June 2018, Casey Stoney has overseen a sea change in women’s football.

Born in Basildon, Stoney was signed for Chelsea’s women’s team in 1994, aged just 12. Stoney’s talent at club level was immediately noticed and she made her senior debut for the England national team against France in 2000, aged just 18. Stoney became the fifth player to make over 100 appearances for the Lionesses, making a total of 130 appearances by the time of her retirement. A captain for the England women's team, Stoney played an integral part in the Lionesses' rise up the world rankings, with a third-place finish in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup being one of the highlights. The defender led Team GB to the quarter-finals of the London 2012 Olympic Games, scoring in the second group-stage match against Cameroon and leading her side to a memorable 1-0 victory against Brazil in front of over 72,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. Stoney received an MBE for services to football in 2015, highlighting how far the women’s game had progressed in England. With 130 appearances at international level, a playing career spanning nearly twenty years and coaching stints with Chelsea Ladies and the Lionesses, Stoney headed into her Manchester United Women tenure with plenty of experience. That stood her in good stead throughout the team's inaugural season, 2018/19, as the Reds won the FA Women's Championship title and were therefore promoted to the Women's Super League at the first attempt. Just a few months into the 2019/20 WSL season, it was announced that Casey had agreed a new contract with United, with the intention of keeping her at the club until at least 2022. In a statement to announce this on 8 November 2019, the head coach commented: "I am extremely proud to be involved with Manchester United and I’m honoured to be head coach of such an incredibly hard-working and talented team. I’d like to thank the club for the fantastic support they have given me since we started this journey and for the trust in what we are building here."

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Casey Stoney watches on from the sidelines as United take on Chelsea.

Stoney's Instagram Q&A Article

The United head coach replied to Reds recently after taking over our Instagram Story.

A message to our fans from Ole and Casey Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Casey Stoney have written a letter to United supporters about the need to stay at home.

Casey Stoney watches on from the sidelines.

Stoney on the season so far Article

Manchester United Women's head coach gives her thoughts on how the side have progressed during 2019/20...

Casey and Mazz are 'Centre Stage' video

Casey Stoney and MAMMA MIA! star Mazz Murray talk leadership and more in a must-watch MUTV Short...

Casey Stoney and the Manchester United Women's squad pose for a group photo with West End actress Mazz Murray

IWD: When United Women met a West End star Article

Casey Stoney and MAMMA MIA! actress Mazz Murray join forces to emphasise the importance of empowering females.

Kirsty Hanson in action for Manchester United Women against Birmingham City

New date for United Women's Birmingham trip Article

One of three postponed games for our women's team has been rearranged.

Kirsty Smith.

Women's highlights: Brighton 1 United 1 video

Watch the decisive moments as Casey Stoney's Reds were held to a draw by the Seagulls in the Women's Super League...

Lauren James on the ball for Manchester United in the Women's Super League against Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton Women 1 United Women 1 Article

The Reds have to settle for a point against the Seagulls after being pegged back in the first half.

Casey Stoney.

Stoney previews Brighton match video

Hear the thoughts of the United Women head coach ahead of Wednesday's Women's Super League meeting with the Seagulls...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Casey Stoney and Bryan Robson lay wreaths at the Munich plaque at Old Trafford

Ole and Casey join fans at Munich service Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Casey Stoney laid a wreath at Old Trafford on the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster.

Lauren James in action against Reading.

Reading Women 1 United Women 1 Article

Find out how Casey Stoney's Reds picked up their first draw of the 2019/20 WSL campaign.

Hayley Ladd in action for United Women against Reading.

Women's match preview: Reading v United Article

All you need to know as Casey Stoney's Reds aim for back-to-back wins in the WSL.

Lauren James dribbles past a Chelsea player

Women’s Highlights: United 0 Chelsea 1 video

Watch the best bits as Casey Stoney’s side are edged out in the Continental Cup semi-final…

United Women players including Kirsty Smith warm up for a Continental League Cup game at Leigh Sports Village

Women's match preview: United v Chelsea Article

The Reds will compete for a place in the Continental League Cup final when Chelsea visit Leigh on Wednesday night.

Casey Stoney instructs her players.

Stoney: We deserved more from derby Article

United Women's head coach felt her side were incredibly unlucky to finish on the losing side against Manchester City.

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