Casey Stoney confirms Aon Training Complex expansion plans

by Alex Turk

Manchester United are planning on extending the Aon Training Complex in Carrington so all of the club’s teams can train there, according to new Manchester United Women’s manager Casey Stoney.

It was announced in March that Man United had applied to form a women’s side for the 2018-19 season, two months before the club was told in May that it has been granted entry into the second tier of the Women’s Super League.

Soon came the announcement of the first ever manager in the form of former Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and England captain Casey Stoney, who left Phil Neville’s England backroom staff to take up the role.

And now Stoney has revealed fairly major news that United are looking at the prospect of expanding their training ground in the near future.

She told the Manchester Evening News: “They are discussing plans at Carrington and discussing expanding. The reason we are not training there is because they just don’t have the capacity for any more teams, let alone us.

“We are not the only ones who have to train at The Cliff some of the youth teams train there too. But, when they start discussing how they are going to change Carrington the women’s team will be included in that.”

She’s right, some of the youth sides currently train at the club’s old base The Cliff, which is where the women’s team will be based once things get rolling later on in the summer.

The most recent development of the Aon Training Complex came in 2013, but more change is expected to be just over the horizon as United begin a new, exciting phase in the club’s history.

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