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

Casey Stoney wants her team whenever they take on Manchester City at the first derby at women’s football to perform without fear.
Stoney’s side have been handed a daunting although brief visit to City on Saturday after going up last season as winners because they open up their FA Women’s Super League campaign.
Nick Cushing’s City are the favourites to come according to Stoney, who expects Manchester United will take off the shackles and perform with freedom.
„There’ll be some nerves, it is ordinary,“ she told Sky Sports News.
„It’s an opening match of their WSL, they wish to perform, they would like to perform well, we want to do well as a golf club.
„However, I see it as an chance to express themselvesgo outside on the grass, also also make mistakes because that’s the way you learn.
„Clearly they don’t wish to make mistakes on the greatest point but we would like to encourage them to go out there and have no anxiety and have a go.
„We won’t be expected to win this particular match, we shouldn’t be expected to win this game. We’ve only been encouraged, Manchester City are a great team, they’ve been winning decorations for the previous four decades.
„The pressure and expectation should be on the opposition on Saturday.“
This weekend’s Manchester derby takes place at the Etihad Stadium, with Tottenham’s visit to Chelsea per day later also being played in the home arena of the men’s team.
City and England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley misses the sport due to her continuing recovery from a hamstring injury but admits the season-opening derby claims to be a distinctive occasion.
She said:“It’s a excellent opportunity and a chance to get this opportunity and clubs need to take that opportunity by the scruff of their neck actually and show individuals in England and round the world how far the women’s match has come also how far it can go.
„It’d be great to fill it but I need people to develop an experience they love [where they think] they play fantastic football, really entertaining, it is an environment that is good to be part of.
„There’s a social element to it. We’re inclusive, not attempting to turn off, so if an attendance record could break I’d be so, so proud. It’s going to be a tasty fixture and I am actually looking forward to seeing it“

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