Casey Stoney: Manchester United Women boss wins WSL Manager of the Month award

January 15, 2021

Manchester United Women boss Casey Stoney has picked up the WSL Manager of the Month award for December.

It comes after Stoney guided her side, who sit top of the table, to three straight wins - beating Aston Villa, Reading and Bristol City last month.

The 6-1 win over Bristol City at Leigh Sports Village was Manchester United's biggest of the campaign to date as the side extended their unbeaten run to 14 league games.

It is the second time Stoney has picked up the Manager of the Month award this season, having also claimed the accolade in November.

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Leah Galton picked up the WSL Player of the Month award after scoring four goals in three games in December.

The 26-year-old forward joined the club in the summer of 2018 prior to their inaugural season, and helped them to promotion from the Championship to the WSL.

Manchester United are back in action this Sunday, as they travel to face second-placed Chelsea.

United were supposed to be in action last weekend, but the WSL encounter against Everton was called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Merseyside club.

The Dubai trip that caused WSL chaos

A winter break in Dubai has been followed by a spate of Women's Super League postponements due to coronavirus and drawn strong responses from several high-profile names in the women's game.

Chelsea's 5-0 win over Reading on Sunday was the only fixture to take place across the weekend of January 9/10, with the league counting the cost of a trip taken by players from Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Here we explain why a trip to the United Arab Emirates has sparked anger and disappointment, and what the ramifications for the WSL might be.

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