English Football Association has approved Manchester United Ladies team’s application to feature in next season’s FA Women’s Championship.
The FA announced this on its official site on Monday, enlisting United in the second tier of the competition along with Doncaster Rovers Belles and Millwall Lionesses.
Man United are the only premier league Club not to have a professional women’s equivalent.
According to the information on the FA site, United Ladies team will be named ‘Manchester United Women’ and, after renovations are finished, will play at The Cliff training complex in Salford.
“The board is delighted that the FA has approved the application,’ said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
“The new women’s team will build on the success of the Girls’ Regional Talent Club and have the same philosophy as all Manchester United sides, creating a pathway from the academy to the first team.
Manchester United reacting to this said, “We will be making some exciting announcements in the coming days and weeks.
“Starting a professional team from scratch is challenging but rewarding and we will make every effort to provide the support and experience for the new women’s team to be successful and to uphold the fine traditions of our great club.”