Why Man United does not have a women’s team
Looking at how rival sides like Manchester City and Arsenal have put together successful women’s teams, it has always been a myth as to how and why a club the size of Manchester United does not have one.
Of course, we did have a team of that sort until the Glazers ousted it in 2005, but honestly, would most of today’s fans ever watch a game down at Leigh Sports Village if the women’s team was re-introduced?
It’s not just the women’s first team that we would need, it would be a whole new youth set up as well.
And how long would it be before it becomes unacceptable for the best ladies in the country to be earning 0.01% of the top men?
How unfair would it be at youth level for the most highly rated boy in the academy to be on tens of thousands while the best girl is effectively told ‘you are just lucky to even get to train with the top coaches’ (as presumably they won’t get paid).
On the other hand, how long would the Premier League be able to get away with paying the men’s teams £140,000,000 prize money and the women’s team a decimal of that?
Surely in the future they will want equal prize money like in every other sport?
Taking money out of the men’s game, which is not a terrible idea with the way things are going at the moment, could then become the norm.
Ultimately, I personally do not really want a women’s team as it would hardly be a spectacle for many United fans.
It would not be Manchester United; it would be a box ticking political correctness exercise even though that is possibly the right thing to do.
On the other hand, this is arguably the biggest club in the world and considering the fact that we do have a heavy female fan base as well, the idea of such a team for some would be ‘why not?’ and rightly so.http://www.fanchesterunited.com/addressing-why-man-united-does-not-have-a-womens-team/