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'Press & Heath have improved Man Utd’ Galton hails USWNT stars

Fri 15 January 2021 | 16:45

Red Devils winger hails her American teammates for bringing ‘positive mentality’ to the team.

Manchester United

have been competing in the Women’s Super League since the 2019-20 season when they were promoted from the Championship in their second season as a club. The Red Devils have established themselves as serious title contenders recently as they are placed at the top of the table ahead of

Chelsea

who have a game in hand. The addition of

Christen Press

and

Tobin Heath

to the team has boosted the team’s confidence and quality and has been crucial for their fly to the top of the table. Ahead of Manchester United’s Sunday match against Chelsea,

Leah Galton

has spoken about her new teammates’ influence on the team’s current form.

“Christen Press and Tobin Heath have changed minds and our mindset,”

Galton told

The Guardian

.

“They’ve brought a different, much more positive, mentality. They’ve given us belief and the confidence to keep pushing forward, to create and to take more chances. They’ve given me the confidence to shoot from outside the area.”

Asked about the team’s coach

Casey Stoney

and her effect on Galton's football, the 26-year-old responded:

“I've never had a manager that believes in me as much as Casey,” Galton said, “She’s made me so much more confident on the pitch. And because she’s so recently been a player she knows how you feel.”

“Sometimes in training she’ll join in and help us to figure out situations, she’s even marked me occasionally! If you need extra help, she’ll stay on and keep working with you after training.”

Galton believes that Manchester United’s current squad has enough depth to handle their tight schedule. 

“Our squad’s got the necessary depth to keep challenging,” she said. “Even if we end up having to play three times a week, we can cope; we’ve got an incredibly strong togetherness.”

Looking ahead to Sunday's match-up, the 26-year-old added: “I’ve played with a few of the Chelsea girls in the past, but we’re obviously enemies for the day on Sunday.”


source: SportMob