Manchester United have submitted plans to the football association for a women’s football team that will be based at the clubs former training base in Salford.
Once established, the new team would be playing in the second tier of the Women’s Super League.
Big named Premier League teams already have women’s teams and it is nice to see United finally establishing a team.
The new team would create a pathway for graduates from successful girls regional talent club, which has seen 15 girls already playing international football.
Ed Woodward said: “We are pleased to announce that the club intends to establish its first ever professional women’s team and has submitted an application to enter WSL2.
“The FA has provided excellent support through the process and we believe that launching a team in WSL2 would give many more of our graduates from the Regional Talent Club the chance to establish themselves as first-team players.
“The Manchester United women’s team must be built in the same image and with the same principles as the men’s first team and offer academy players a clear route to top-level football within the club.”