Marc Skinner hails Manchester United after Women’s FA Cup win

Marc Skinner hails Manchester United after Women’s FA Cup win

Marc Skinner praised his “history makers” as Manchester United won the Women’s FA Cup to claim their first piece of major silverware and insisted that this is only a starting point for his team.

“This has to be the impetus and that springboard for us, knowing that we can deliver success for this fantastic club,” the Manchester United manager said.

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“If we believe that we should be winning everything every second then we’re not in the right space right now. That’s what we want to aspire to be. To add this gives the experience for the players to build on. We’re not happy with where we will finish in the league but to be history makers for this fantastic club and for our fans means more than relief.”

Their victory over Tottenham at Wembley showed a strong response from a side that had fallen at this stage last year. Thinking back to that defeat at the hands of Chelsea, Skinner expressed delight at his players’ ability to overcome that negative experience, while also congratulating the journey of a young Spurs team. “I felt that we were in a really good space before the gameI felt that our players were ready and didn’t overhype it. I want to give Tottenham a lot of credit for the run and the season they’ve had and if they use it like we had to use it last year, then it will only serve them for future successes.”

Lifting this trophy will have eased the pressure on Skinner whose contract currently runs out at the end of the season. United’s manager, however, remains extremely confident in his own abilities and the future of the football club.

“I mean, I hope so, right?” he said when asked about his future. “But we’ve created history, and I’ve got to live in that moment. I believe in myself fully. I’m still a baby in terms of my career, so I’ve got lots and lots to achieve in this game. But the club are in fantastic hands, and hopefully I’m here to be able to do that with them.”