Manchester United’s women’s team lost 2-0 against Reading at the weekend.
It was their second defeat in the WSL this season and it was very disappointing for manager Casey Stoney, who said: “It’s very disappointing. Very, very disappointing.
“I don’t think it was good enough from us today. I think in both boxes we need to be better.
“We could’ve finished the game, we had tons of chances but we didn’t do that and then concede from two set-pieces.
“I think we still dominated the ball but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter unless you take your chances. If you create chances, you have to take them.”
Ultimately, it was two quick-fire goals in the second-half from Reading strikers Natasha Harding and Danielle Carter that took the game out of United’s hands.
United are now second in the WSL table after 14 games, although rivals Man City could make ground later this afternoon when they take on Arsenal.
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Casey also warned her players that they need to improve if they are to aim for league titles.
“Both boxes will always win you games,” she said and it very much applies to the men’s team as well.
Defensively they need to improve and there has been weeks when the strikers haven’t delivered.
United have a very strong women’s team this season and they have come a long way under Casey Stoney. Let’s hope they have a successful end to the season.
All eyes on the Manchester derby this weekend!