Casey Stoney, Katie Zelem and Amy Turner on how Manchester United have risen to the top of women’s football in less than two-and-a-half years; follow Man Utd Women vs Man City Women with our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms

817 days ago Manchester United Women were preparing for their first professional game. On Saturday, they will take on Manchester City already top of the WSL with the chance to go eight points of their rivals.

Casey Stoney was named Manchester United head coach on June 8 2018 and their first fixture was just two months later.

Twenty-one players were signed in that period by the first-time manager, who was encouraged to apply for the job by Phil Neville after assisting in the England setup.

By the end of the season, United had won promotion to the WSL at the first attempt, topping the Women’s Championship and winning 18 of their 20 league games.

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