Why it’s okay for Manchester United to NOT have a women’s football team

With this week being Women’s Sports Week the age-old topic of Manchester United and Women’s Football has reared it’s head again. Manchester United are one of only two teams in the Premier League currently not affiliated with a senior women’s side along with Southampton. This has been a major source of criticism in the past few years with an increased focus and effort to push women’s football into the mainstream. A column published today on BBCSport by Rachel Brown-Finnis said it was ‘shocking’ that United did not have a women’s team and hinted she hoped in the future they may be able to ‘force’ United to establish one.

So with all the pressure in the media stating with United should have a women’s side I decided to take the opposite stance and list reasons why it’s fine United don’t have a women’s football team.

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