Man Utd WSL clash against West Ham moved to Old Trafford

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Man Utd will face West Ham at Old Trafford in the WSL
Man Utd will face West Ham at Old Trafford in the WSL / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Manchester United will play two WSL matches at Old Trafford in the same season for the first time in their history, after March's clash with West Ham was moved to the club's main stadium.

United have already played one WSL fixture at old Trafford this term, running out 5-0 winners over Aston Villa in December.

The match attracted a record crowd for a United Women's game, with 30,196 fans in attendance.

Marc Skinner's side will return to Old Trafford on Saturday 25 March for the first women's match at the club's main stadium in 2023. West Ham will be the visitors, and the game is scheduled to kick off at 12:30.

“Our entire group of players and staff are extremely excited to perform in front of our incredible fans at Old Trafford, for the second time this season," said Skinner.

"As the women’s game continues to grow, we are delighted that this great football club remains at the heart of it and offer another wonderful opportunity for fans – both old and new – to experience a Manchester United Women’s game on the biggest stage.”

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West Ham were the visitors when United Women played a WSL match at Old Trafford for the very first time, with the Red Devils 2-0 winners over the Hammers in March 2021 under former boss Casey Stoney. However, no fans were in attendance that day as Covid-19 restrictions were still in place.

United playing a WSL match at the Theatre of Dreams with fans for the first time in 2022, beating Everton 3-1 in front of 20,241 supporters.

Tickets for March's clash with Paul Konchesky's West Ham will be priced at £10 for adults and £5 for fans under 16 or over 65.

“This will be another great occasion for Manchester United Women, and a wonderful opportunity for our amazing fans to set another Old Trafford attendance record, for the third time in succession," added Polly Bancroft, United's head of women’s football.

"We cannot wait to see everyone cheering us on at the Theatre of Dreams, in another fine spectacle for the women's game.”