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Manchester United Women Football Club is a professional football club based in Salford, Broughton, Greater Manchester, England, about 1.5 miles from Manchester city center, that participates in the Women's Super League (WSL), the top tier of English women's football . Playground is The Cliff, which was formerly used by men as a training ground.  


1970s - 2001: Unofficial team

A team named

Manchester United Supporters Club Ladies

started operations in the late 1970s

and was unofficially called

Senior women's team of the association recognized .

You became a founding member of

North West Women's Regional

Football League in 1989.

2001–2005: partnership and dissolution

It's very disappointing. The progress of the

Women's football can really do that

that professional clubs are supported

Take women's teams under their umbrella,

and it's a blow to the game that a great one

Club like Manchester United will no longer do this.

Ray Kiddell, FA vice chairman, 2005

In 2001 the team officially partnered with Manchester United. However, the club stagnated with a series of back-to-back midfield games in the third division. The team was disbanded four years later, in 2005, shortly after Malcolm Glazer completed the takeover under the new regime, which saw the women's team as not being part of "core business" and looked unprofitable.  

2018 - Present: Current team

In March 2018, Manchester United announced their intention to reintroduce their women's football team. Manchester United Women Football Club was established on May 28, 2018 following the club's successful application to participate in the newly formed 2018-19 FA Women's Championship. It was the club's return to women's football after a thirteen-year absence. However, the club's academy continued through the Manchester United Foundation, and Izzy Christiansen and Katie Zelem were discovered by the United Center of Excellence Academy.  Casey Stoney was born on June 8th  named the club's first head coach after the first 21-player roster was announced just over a month later.

The team's first game was on August 19, 2018, when they played in an away match against Liverpool in the FA Women's League Cup

Won 1-0.  On April 17, 2019, United secured  promotion to the FA Women's Super League.  They won the FA Women's Championship .. In May 2019, Manchester United was named FA Women's Championship Club of the Year at the 2019 FA Women's Football Awards.  


Following the club's inclusion in the 2018-19 FA Women's Championship, it was announced that the women's team would be based in Broughton, Salford, on The Clifftraining grounds. Subject to the completion of the renovation work.  In the meantime, United is playing at Leigh Sports Village. 

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