Manchester United make “massive progress” in WSL title race

Manchester United women’s team manager Marc Skinner felt his side’s win over Arsenal was “a massive sign of our growth” as the Reds push to become Women’s Super League champions for the first time.

England striker Alessia Russo scored the only goal in a 1-0 win to put United four points clear at the top of the WSL.

Reigning champions Chelsea remain favourites as they have two matches in hand, which means there could be plenty of twists in the title race.

As if the WSL is a two-horse race, Skinner said (via BBC Sport): “I don’t really care.”

“It’s all about us doing what we can,” he added. “If Chelsea win all of their games we can’t catch that.

“But what we can do is progress, keep performing, keep getting better, and that’s what we’re doing.

“We have to fight our own battles. I’m not going to get into what Chelsea do.”

The result means United are now six points clear of Arsenal, who next play away and then home legs against Wolfsburg in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

“I’m as proud as I would’ve been with a 5-0 win,” added Skinner.

“Arsenal are in the semi-finals of the Champions League and are a top, top team for many years in this country.

“For us to do a double over a rival is a massive sign of our growth. We can just keep promoting that energy and the rest will look after itself.”

Getting into the Champions League was United’s aim this season, but it would be amazing if the women could go all the way. In the FA Cup final too!

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