Manchester City & Manchester United Women 2022: When does Women’s Super League start – how to watch on TV

Plenty of Manchester City and Manchester United Women’s stars played a key role in the victorious Women’s Euro 2022 Lionesses squad – here’s how you can see them in league action in 2022

The nation’s eyes were drawn to all things women’s football this summer as the Lionesses championed UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 with an historic extra-time victory over Germany on 31 July. Now the attention shifts to the fast-approaching Women’s Super League, and Manchester’s two best teams are eyeing success.

Manchester City winger Chloe Kelly scored the all-important, title-winning goal for England, and now the focus will very much be on how she and numerous other Lionesses stars get on in the forthcoming domestic season.

Manchester City Women and Manchester United Women have established themselves as two of the country’s best sides and between them, they host 10 of those named in England’s Women’s Euro 2022 squad. With finishing positions of third and fourth place respectively in last season’s Women’s Super League standings, the two Manchester teams certainly aren’t short of talent.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Manchester women’s sides and how you can keep up with them ahead of the 2022/23 season.

When does the 2022 Women’s Super League start?

Those who are eager to get stuck into the 2022 WSL won’t have to wait too long as it commences in five weeks’ time, on 11 September. Man City Women and Man Utd Women make up two of the 12 teams in the division.

All 12 sides will play each other twice throughout the season - once at home and once away - before reaching the final league standings at the end of the campaign. Teams that finish in the top three will qualify for next season’s installment of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

How can I watch Manchester City Women in 2022?

City’s home fixtures in the Women’s Super League, Women’s Champions League, and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup will be played at The Academy Stadium, on the Etihad Campus. Tickets for Manchester City Women’s games are available to purchase on Manchester City’s ticket website.

Fixtures in the WSL will also be available to watch live on TV, with a variety of fixtures to be shown on Sky Sports, BBC, and The FA Player. Sky Sports show two games per week, whereas BBC air one. The FA Player picks up the remaining matches.

More information, including where City Women’s away fixtures will be held, is available on Manchester City’s website.

How can I watch Manchester United Women in 2022?

Ella Toone of Manchester United celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's second goal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Chelsea Women and Manchester United Women at Kingsmeadow on May 08, 2022 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

United’s home fixtures, both in the Women’s Super League and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, will be played at Leigh Sports Village, in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Tickets for United Women’s games are available to purchase on the Manchester United tickets website.

Fixtures will also be available to watch live on TV, with a variety of fixtures to be shown on Sky Sports, BBC, and The FA Player. Sky Sports show two games per week, whereas BBC air one. The FA Player picks up the remaining matches.

More information, including where the Manchester United Women’s away fixtures will be held, is available on Manchester United’s website.

What are the Manchester City Women fixtures in 2022?

Manchester City celebrate the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League in 2022

City’s first 10 fixtures of the 2022/23 WSL season are:

  • 11 September: Manchester City vs Arsenal
  • 18 September: Aston Villa vs Manchester City
  • 25 September: Chelsea vs Manchester City
  • 16 October: Manchester City vs Leicester City
  • 23 October: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
  • 30 October: Manchester City vs Liverpool
  • 6 November: Reading vs Manchester City
  • 20 November: Everton vs Manchester City
  • 4 December: Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 11 December: Manchester City vs Manchester United

What are the Manchester United Women fixtures in 2022?

Manchester United's Alessia Russo (centre) celebrates with team-mates after scoring their side's third goal agaisnt Everton at Old Trafford Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

United’s first 10 fixtures of the 2022/23 WSL season are:

  • 11 September: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
  • 18 September: Manchester United vs Reading
  • 25 September: West Ham United vs Manchester United
  • 16 October: Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 23 October: Leicester City vs Manchester United
  • 30 October: Everton vs Manchester United
  • 6 November: Manchester United vs Chelsea
  • 20 November: Arsenal vs Manchester United
  • 4 December: Manchester United vs Aston Villa
  • 11 December: Manchester City vs Manchester United

Which Lionesses play for Manchester City Women?

Chloe Kelly celebrates after scoring the winner of the Euro 2022 final in extra time at Wembley. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

An incredible seven Manchester City Women’s players were selected in the Lionesses squad for the Women’s Euro 2022. They are:

  • Ellie Roebuck: 22-year-old goalkeeper; The Lionesses’ back-up ‘keeper has played for Team GB at the Olympics.
  • Demi Stokes: 30-year-old defender; an iconic figure for Man City with over 100 appearances.
  • Alex Greenwood: 28-year-old defender; has played for Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, and Everton throughout her career.
  • Keira Walsh: 25-year-old midfielder; assisted the opening goal in the Women’s Euro 2022 final.
  • Ellen White: 33-year-old forward; has been named England’s international player of the year on three occasions.
  • Lauren Hemp: 21-year-old forward; voted as one of the 10 most promising young players in Europe back in 2020.
  • Chloe Kelly: 24-year-old forward; scored the winning goal in the Women’s Euro 2022 final.

Which Lionesses play for Manchester United Women?

  • Mary Earps: 29-year-old goalkeeper; has established herself as The Lionesses’ first-choice goalkeeper.
  • Ella Toone: 22-year-old forward; scored the opening goal in the Women’s Euro 2022 final.
  • Alessia Russo: 23-year-old forward; scored a cheeky back-heel goal for the Lionesses against Sweden.