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 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.

Women's FA Cup trophy.

Women's match preview: United v Man City Article

Casey Stoney's Reds will face our local rivals at Leigh Sports Village in the fourth round of the Women's FA Cup.

Katie Zelem scores from the penalty spot.

Highlights: United Women 3 Tottenham 0 video

Casey Stoney's Reds claimed three valuable points in the WSL, with a comfortable 3-0 win against Spurs...

Casey Stoney smiles during a post-match interview for MUTV

Stoney: How we beat Spurs video

Casey Stoney reflected on some game-changing moments after United Women saw off Spurs at Leigh Sports Village...

Casey Stoney during a Manchester United Women's game.

Stoney: It's so important to win this game video

Head coach Casey Stoney is aiming for all three points when we host Tottenham on Sunday...

Manchester United Women's manager, Casey Stoney.

Teams confirmed: United v Brighton Article

Casey Stoney has confirmed her XI for Wednesday's Continental League Cup clash.

Casey Stoney being interviewed on MUTV

Stoney relishing Brighton test video

United Women's head coach Casey Stoney is eager to reach a second Continental League Cup semi-final in as many years...

General shot of Prenton Park.

Match postponed: Liverpool v United Women Article

Casey Stoney's Reds were due to play at Prenton Park on Sunday.

United take on City again.

United Women's FA Cup opponents confirmed Article

There's a massive tie on the horizon for the Reds in the fourth round of the competition, to be held later in January.

Kirsty Hanson of Manchester United vies for the ball against a Bristol City player

Women's Highlights: United 0-1 Bristol City video

Relive the key moments as Casey Stoney’s side are narrowly defeated in the opening game of 2020…

Leah Galton in action for United Women.

United Women 0 Bristol City Women 1 Article

Read about a frustrating afternoon for Casey Stoney's side in our first Women's Super League match of 2020.

United Women.

Preview: United Women v Bristol City Article

Here's all you need to know as Casey Stoney's side return to action against the Robins.

Continental Tyres Cup trophy.

Conti Cup quarter-final date confirmed Article

Find out when Casey Stoney's Reds will play Brighton & Hove Albion in the last eight.

Man United Women head coach Casey Stoney watches from the technical area at Solihull

United Women's Birmingham game is postponed Article

Casey Stoney posts a personal message on Instagram as United Women's 2019 schedule ends earlier than expected.

Jackie Groenen and a little boy during Manchester United Women's hospital visit.

United Women make hospital visit video

See what happened when Casey Stoney and her squad gave out presents at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital...

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