Marc Skinner’s side consider back-to-back victories in the Superby lady in the Manchester derby

The women’s Super League is set to rise a notch this weekend during the season’s first Manchester derby.

Both United and City will seek to secure local bragging rights as they each take the short trip to Leigh Sports Village for the sold-out fixtures.

Manchester United Women will build on the victory over Birmingham in the derby

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Manchester United Women will build on the victory over Birmingham in the derby

Marc Skinner’s Red Devils bounced back from their 6-1 defeat to reigning champions Chelsea with a 2-0 win over Birmingham on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Gareth Taylor’s City are hoping to use the derby to kickstart their fluid start to the new season.

The Sky Blues are already six points behind neighbors United after suffering three defeats in their first four league games so far.

Man United Women v Man City Women: talkSPORT commentary

The Women’s Super League showdown takes place on Saturday, October 9 with a start time of 13:30.

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Comments will then come from Ian Danter and former Leeds forward Lucy Ward.

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Man City won the FA Cup 2020, but have struggled this season

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Man United Women v Man City Women: Team News

Alessia Russo’s introduction to Kirsty Hanson was United’s only change to the 2-0 win over Birmingham on Sunday.

Defender Millie Turner is absent after the knee injury she sustained last month in a 3-1 away win in Leicester.

Martha Thomas and Kirsty Smith both missed last weekend’s match and it has not yet been confirmed whether any of them will return to City.

The visitors have meanwhile been plagued by injuries, with English trio Steph Houghton, Karen Bardsley and Lucy Bronze all put on the sidelines.

Esme Morgan is breastfeeding a broken leg, while Chloe Kelly, Demi Stokes, Hayley Raso and Ellie Roebuck are also in the treatment room.

Alex Greenwood returns to his old side after helping United achieve promotion

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Alex Greenwood returns to his old side after helping United achieve promotion

Man United Women v Man City Women: What has been said?

Leah Galton has lifted the lid on United’s positive start to the season, which has seen them sit fourth in the table after three wins from four games.

“It has [been a good start], ”Galton told the club’s website.

“I always think it can be better, of course. We work hard on training, and a lot has changed, because of course we have a new coach now, so we adapt to things, but nine points out of 12, I would definitely take that. ”

United came two goals behind to save a 2-2 draw with City last year

United came two goals behind to save a 2-2 draw with City last year

Houghton: “The Manchester Derby means absolutely everything.

“Since United entered the league and in football in general, it is the most special match to look at in the calendar.

“There is always extra spice when you play your local rivals and they have not beaten us so far in the league, which is something we are proud of and would like to continue.

“For us as a team, we are able to win every football match, and our mentality is to win as many matches as we possibly can.

“It’s definitely one for us to look forward to and we’ll hopefully keep Manchester Blue!”

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