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Marc Skinner and Ella Toone: Manchester United duo win Women’s Super League awards for December |  Football news


Manchester United coach Marc Skinner and forward Ella Toone have won the Women’s Super League (WSL) Coach and Player of the Month awards.

December Manager of the Month Skinner oversaw two out of two wins in December, beating Brighton 2-0 and crushing Aston Villa 5-0.

A good first half of the season under Skinner has propelled United to fourth in the WSL table, two points above rivals Manchester City.

Skinner, who previously managed Birmingham City, joined United this summer from the US side of Orlando Pride, replacing outgoing Casey Stoney.

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Ella Toone scored twice in two games for Manchester United Women in December

December Player of the Month Toone played 90 minutes in the Brighton win and scored twice as United put five behind on Villa.

The 22-year-old forward has been in impressive form this season, recording five goals and four assists in 10 games to help United reach fourth place in the WSL.

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Toone has also found the net regularly for England after making his debut last year, with six goals in just eight games.

She started her career at United but moved to Blackburn before joining Manchester City in 2016.

Toone then returned to United from their city rivals in 2018 in time for their inaugural season in the women’s championship, which ended with a promotion to the WSL.




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