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Manchester United Women’s woes continue with loss of Tobin Heath and Christen Press

A bad summer gets worse for Manchester United women

Tottenham Hotspur Women v Manchester United Women - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United Women have officially confirmed the departures of USWNT stars Tobin Heath and Christen Press.

The World Cup-winning duo had signed a one-year deal for the Reds and played important roles in the club’s 4th place finish. Press was a mainstay throughout the season with 17 appearances, having scored four times and assisted once.

Heath made 11 appearances, having suffered an ankle injury in January. Heath would go onto suffer a knee injury in April and returned to the US for rehab with the hope of making it to the Olympic games. Heath scored four goals and assisted twice in the 2020/21 season.

Press and Heath had their fair share of memorable moments. Press was on the scoresheet for United’s 2-0 win against West Ham at Old Trafford, the first Manchester United Women’s game to be played at Old Trafford.

Heath scored a wonder goal in Manchester Derby, leading a comeback that ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Manchester United Women’s team looks set for a rebuild after a mass exodus. Manager Casey Stoney and striker Jess Sigworth have already left the club. Lauren James also looks set to leave for Chelsea. After what was a very positive season for United, they look as though they’ll be regressing. Lack of investment in the team and its facilities were apparent factors in Stoney’s exit, and the club look even less likely to compete with the likes of Chelsea and City now.