PREVIEW: Manchester United v Birmingham City

Manchester United will be keen to continue their impressive run of results when relegation-threatened Birmingham City visit Leigh Sports Village on Saturday.

The Red Devils have won their last three matches in all competitions but came up against a Birmingham City side at the weekend that stunned long-time Barclays FA Women’s Super League leaders Arsenal at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium during their final game.

Manchester United head coach Marc Skinner has confirmed that Kirsty Smith, Carrie Jones and Jackie Groenen are all back in full training and could be available for selection. Midfielder Lucy Staniforth is the only absentee and the player is set to be sidelined for a few weeks due to a knock she suffered before Christmas.

Birmingham City caretaker manager Darren Carter remains without long-term absentees Arabella Suttie and Lily Simkin, while goalkeeper Marie Hourihan and defender Cecilie Sandvej are also still absent. Carter has confirmed forward Emily Whelan has recovered from COVID-19 and is available for selection after returning to training this week.

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League game between Manchester United and Birmingham City kicks off at midday on Saturday. Tickets remain available and can be purchased by clicking here.

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