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Stoney: Man Utd aren’t picking up trophies in Jan.

playOdion Ighalo to Sir Alex: What’s in that chewing gum? (1:02)In an ESPN FC exclusive, Odion Ighalo explains what he would ask Sir Alex Ferguson when he meets him. (1:02)Jan 15, 2021Kathleen McNameeManchester United manager Casey Stoney has said that neither the men’s or the women’s team will win their respective league titles in January as both sides head into top of the table clashes on Sunday.Stoney’s side are top of the Women’s Super League and will face second-place Chelsea right before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team go to Anfield to face Liverpool in a potentially crucial game.- Insider Notebook: Man Utd rival Chelsea for Rice – Stream FC Daily on ESPN+”No one wins anything at half-time and it is the same here. We’re not picking up any trophies in January,” Stoney told a news conference on Friday about the club’s two sides.”Yes it is great for Ole to be in the position he is in. It’s great for us to be in the position we’re in but it is more important to perform week in, week out so that we can sustain something so we’re in a good position come May.”Stoney has a fully fit squad for the game with Lauren James returning from an injury while USWNT star Christen Press has also recovered from an illness that kept her out of the squad before Christmas.Both teams are in good form with Chelsea extending their unbeaten run in the WSL to 30 games, with victory against Reading last weekend, while United haven’t lost away from home in six games.Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said she agreed with Stoney’s assessment that Sunday’s clash wasn’t a title decider and added that she expected the game to be a “fascinating contest” between the two.”Manchester United are hungry and ambitious and hunger and ambition can take you a long way but so can experience,” she told a news conference on Thursday.”And yes we have the experience of being in those positions which carry weight but it’s a football match and as we know with football matches they are not predictable.”There is quality on both sides so it’s about the big moments in the game, it’s about who takes their chances when they come and both teams have the quality to win the game. It will be a fascinating contest on that basis. The experienced champions vs. the ambitious, hungry challengers.”I would never call this a title decider, there is far too much to play. They do have top quality but I choose to focus on my own team and the qualities that we’ve got.”

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