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EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United have major doubt over offering new contract to Marc Skinner



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Manchester United leaders have major doubts about offering Women’s team manager Marc Skinner a new contract.

United are currently sitting fourth in the Women’s Super League table and remain six points behind third-placed Arsenal, who have played a game fewer than Skinner’s team.

Early elimination from the Women’s UEFA Champions League was a blow earlier in the season which has been a disappointing campaign so far.

After finishing second in the WSL last term, finishing only two points adrift of Chelsea, and coming runners-up in the Women’s FA Cup final, it was expected that United would take the next steps towards silverware and fighting at the top of the table.

However, after losing key players such as Alessio Russo and Ona Batlle, the team constructed by Skinner has been unable to repeat their success from last season.

The United boss has been heavily criticised for United’s drop-off this season, with many fans questioning his tactical approach, team selection and in-game decisions.

UtdDistrict understands that Marc Skinner’s job at Old Trafford is now under threat, with those at the club not impressed with him. There is major doubt over handing the 43-year-old a new contract.

Throughout this season, there have been doubts within the hierarchy about Skinner’s ability to take the team to the next level, but it is only now that there are serious considerations about offering him a new deal.

Skinner’s current contract at the club expires at the end of the current season after United activated the 12-month extension clause at the end of last term.

Some match-going fans have begun to turn against the manager in recent months, with chants against his name being sung.

“I will never, and this club will never, stop anybody singing what they want to do,” Skinner stated when asked about the chants earlier this year.

“Everyone’s voices are super important. I think you’ve known me long enough to know I’d never do that. My focus is on this team. It’s about getting the best out of the team.”