No one expected United to challenge for the title, says Siobhan Chamberlain.
She credits Stoney for her work in developing younger players.
“It’s definitely happened a lot quicker than I think a lot of people would have expected,” said former Manchester United goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain in an interview quoted by The Independent.
“I don’t think people would have necessarily thought they’d be competing for the title [this season]. You look at Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City – the strength in depth they have is probably better than Manchester United.
“But what United have done well is use the squad they’ve got and developed them. Casey [Stoney] has developed those players, those young players who probably weren’t recognised as much as they are now.
“She’s developed them into quality players that are performing week in, week out, and that’s one of the biggest things, the consistency of performance that you’ve seen from Manchester United this season.”
Our women’s team is currently second in the FA WSL standings – three points behind leaders Chelsea and two ahead of third-placed Manchester City.