Manchester United women secured promotion into the FA Women's Super League next season last night and while the rest of the football community was happy to see such achievement from a side that is only a year old, Manchester United main account failed to acknowledge the achievements of the women's team on the night.
With the rise of women's football across the board, it is sad to see one of the most recognised teams globally ignore their own. Over the past couple of months, there has been a real push from teams such as Arsenal, West Ham, Reading and particularly Manchester City to merge the women and men's football fans to create awareness but also raise the profile and coverage of women's football.
Man City went further this season and joined all their social media channels, along with launching the video feature "We won Together." Working to drive home the message of togetherness. Last night, Manchester City led the way in congratulating the Manchester United team along with other WSL teams in the league along with all the fans.
Manchester United has missed a great opportunity to educate their fan base and help with the growth of their women's fan base. It takes nothing to send a simple tweet or retweet from the women's account unless the Manchester United women's team is an initiative instead of a long term investment for growth.
After calls for Manchester United to respond, later in the morning of Thursday 18th April, United finally sent a message out on their twitter account to congratulate the women's team.
Let's do better Manchester United, the women's team deserves it.News Now - Sport News