FA WSL: Manchester United boss Casey Stoney says derby pressure is on Manchester City

Casey Stoney needs her team whenever they take on Manchester City in the very first Manchester derby at women’s football to perform with no anxiety.
Stoney’s negative have now been given a short but daunting trip to City as they start up their FA Women’s Super League campaign later heading up last season.
The City of nick Cushing are the favourites to emerge according to Stoney, who hopes Manchester United play together with freedom and can take the shackles off.
„There will be some nerves, it’s natural,“ she told Sky Sports News.
„It’s an opening match of their WSL, they would like to perform, they wish to do well, we want to do well as a club.
„But I view it as an chance to express themselves, go outside onto the grass, and also make mistakes because that’s how you learn.
„Obviously they don’t need to make mistakes on the greatest stage but we would like to motivate them to go out there and don’t have any fear and have a go.
„We will not be expected to win this game, we should not be expected to win this match. We’ve just been encouraged, Manchester City are a team, they’ve been winning trophies for the previous four decades.
„The expectation and pressure should be on the resistance on Saturday.“
With Tottenham’s trip to Chelsea a day afterwards being played in the home arena of the men’s team, Stamford Bridge this weekend’s Manchester derby takes place at the Etihad Stadium.
City and England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley overlooks the sport as a result of her continuing recovery from a hamstring injury but acknowledges the season-opening derby promises for a special event.
She said:“it is a great opportunity and a chance to have this chance and clubs will need to take that opportunity by the scruff of their neck and reveal individuals in England and round the globe how far the women’s match has come also how much it could go.
„It would be great to fill it but I need people to come away with an experience they adore [in which they think] they play fantastic football, very entertaining, it’s an environment that’s good to be part of.
„There is a social aspect to it. We’re inclusive, not trying to turn away, so if we could break an attendance record, I would be so pleased. It is likely to be a yummy fixture and I am actually excited about watching it.“

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