Manchester United have taken steps towards introducing the club’s first professional women’s team.
The majority of Premier League clubs already have women’s teams in place, but the Red Devils, despite their global success, have been behind the times.
The North-West outfit confirmed in an official statement that the club have put forward an application to establish a team in the second tier of the Women’s Super League.
Only five places are up for grabs and according to The Independent around 10 teams are competing for the slots, but United’s stature in the global game is likely to work to their advantage.
If the Premier League giants get the green light, then the team will be based at the club’s training centre The Cliff and will be made up of graduates from the Girls’ Regional Talent Club.
The supporters have not been in the best mood of late due to the club’s recent Champions League exit, but this news has sparked a positive response from the supporters.
lmao, bet they’ll play better football than us straight away
— Brad (@BradleyBooth__) March 21, 2018
Need a professional men’s team too
— JT (@tubby0712) March 21, 2018
Finally 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/Y005k4U6AB
— Grace 👸🏼 (@GraceVDH) March 21, 2018
— Paul Pogba (@Pogbaology) March 21, 2018
FINALLY!!!! Shall I get my boots out??? 😍😍😍❤️They’ll play better football than us 😆 😜
— Kell-MUFC ⚽🔴 (@KellyFosters) March 22, 2018
It's about time!!
— Dara Conner (@fieldysgrl98) March 21, 2018
— I pitied and (@Neduh_Jr) March 21, 2018
Come on you girls in red!
— ARYAN (@theunitedmanc) March 22, 2018