CASEY Stoney is pleased to have guided Manchester United to a fourth placed finish in the club’s first season in the Women’s Super League.

The campaign has been cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And, despite wishing the season had continued, Stoney was keen to point towards the positives.

“I think to finish fourth is positive but, for this club, we’re always trying to strive for more and be more successful, “said Stoney, a former Runwell Primary School pupil told Man United's official website. 

“We had a few little bumps this season where we weren’t maybe as consistent as we needed to be.

“We’re not far off the top three, we know that based on the margins of the scores, but we need to turn results around and start winning them.

“Of course we wanted to finish the season, but I do think it was the right decision., I really do.

“The health and the safety of our players, staff and everybody at the club has to be a priority at this time”

However, Stoney - who grew up in Wickford - is already looking forward to next season.

“Our focus now moves to our development for next season, which we have been continuously planning for throughout the year, and we can’t wait to be back on the pitch again when it is safe,” said Stoney.

”I’m so proud of how hard my players and staff have worked throughout the season and how they have adapted to the last 10 weeks of training away from the club.

“Their determination and drive have been incredible to witness.”