Fans in the stands during the game Manchester United Women v Arsenal Women WSL football match, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, UK - 16 Sep 2019 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

Reds reflect – Manchester United fans comment after fourth round defeat

Manchester United’s involvement in this season’s Women’s FA Cup has ended at the fourth round stage after Casey Stoney’s side were defeated 3-2 by rivals Manchester City at the Leigh Sports Village yesterday.

It was a tough defeat to take for United who were punished for an individual error by defender Abbie McManus while the same player was agonisingly close to scoring at the other end but the officials ruled that the ball had not crossed the line.

It was a classic derby encounter which was embraced by both sets of fans and after the match, Manchester United fans took to Twitter to give their views on the action.

Manchester United’s focus now switches to the FA Women’s Continental League Cup as they face Chelsea in the semi-finals at the Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday evening. Neither club has reached the final of the competition before and will be keen to make their own little piece of history. Chelsea were narrow 1-0 winners when the pair met in-front of a sell-out crowd at Kingsmeadow on Women’s Football Weekend in November.

The other semi-final sees Manchester City travel to Meadow Park to face Arsenal in a re-run of last season’s final in which City won on penalties meaning that another Manchester derby could yet be on the horizon.

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