sport news Manchester City and United to meet on opening weekend of WSL season

Manchester City and United to meet on opening weekend of new Women's Super League campaign as FA look to capitalise on England's World Cup run Manchester City and United will meet on the first week of the new WSL season United are hoping to make a big difference to attendances after their promotion The two sides will meet at the Etihad Campus on the weekend of September 7/8 

By Ian Herbert For Mailonline

Published: 10:23 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 10:26 BST, 1 July 2019

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The most highly anticipated fixture of the new Women's Super League campaign - the first ever Manchester derby - will take place on the opening weekend of the season.

United, managed by Casey Stoney, are expected to make a big difference to attendances in the women's top flight, after their promotion from the second tier in their first season.

And the two sides will meet at the Etihad Campus on the opening weekend - September 7/8 - in what is sure to be a sell-out.

City are the established club and one of the favourites to reclaim the title

United, managed by Casey Stoney, are expected to make a big difference to attendances in the women's top flight

Manchester City and United will meet on the first weekend of the new WSL campaign

City are the established club and one of the favourites to reclaim

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