• Matches
  • Wins
  • Trophies
Casey Stoney Quote I’m honoured to be head coach of such an incredibly hard-working and talented team


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."

Read Less About Casey Stoney
  • Position


  • Country


  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • First match

    Liverpool (A)

I’m honoured to be head coach of such an incredibly hard-working and talented team


Women's Report: West Ham 2 United 4 Article

Casey Stoney's Reds made it four WSL wins in a row, with a convincing performance against the Hammers.

Casey Stoney

Stoney: The levels have gone up video

Casey Stoney says her United squad have improved but warns West Ham will be difficult opponents...

United Daily: Friday's news video

Our final round-up of the week features a Cavani world exclusive, Casey Stoney's match preview, and more...

Watch United Women on MUTV video

MUTV is the only place for exclusive coverage of Casey Stoney's side...

Women’s preview: Liverpool v United Article

Casey Stoney’s side face a first cup match of the season this Wednesday.

Match report: United 3 Brighton 0 Article

Casey Stoney's side enjoyed a superb afternoon, as we emerged with all three points in the WSL encounter.

United Daily title graphic

United Daily: Friday's News video

Our final round-up of the week features interviews with Ole, Scott McTominay and Casey Stoney, plus U23s match action...

Training: Stoney's Reds prepare for Brighton video

United Women will return to action on Saturday with a big WSL match against Brighton and the squad is raring to go...

Extended interview: Heath is here to win titles video

Watch all 21 minutes of our Tobin Heath Q&A, discussing her move to M16, respect for Casey Stoney and desire to win...

Casey Stoney: Preparation is Key video

The boss discusses the importance of planning in lockdown and getting off to a positive start...

United Daily: Friday’s news video

Today’s bulletin features clips from exclusive interviews with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Casey Stoney…

Alessia Russo

United Women sign Russo Article

The England international is the third addition to Casey Stoney's squad this week, and sixth overall this summer.

Tobin Heath smiles before an international match for USA

Revealed: Squad numbers for United Women signings Article

We can now confirm what Tobin Heath and Christen Press will wear on the back of their new United shirts.

Christen Press signs for United Women Article

The Reds have added an international striker to Casey Stoney's squad.

Women's highlights: United 1 Chelsea 1 video

Leah Galton's late goal helped Casey Stoney's Reds secure a deserved point against the WSL champions...

View More