Manchester United captain Katie Zelem says Everton have been ‘unlucky’ in WSL this season

Manchester United Women’s captain believes Everton have been unfortunate in the Women’s Super League season so far in the lead up to their match on Sunday. 

Everton only won one of their three matches but United captain Katie Zelem insists they were “unlucky” in both of their losses.

Red Devils skipper Zelem told Mancunian Matters: “Everton have really embedded a philosophy into how they play and they have been unlucky with a lot of their results this season so far.” 

Everton started their season poorly, losing the first and second games of the season to Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City. 

But they showed real potential in the Merseyside derby last weekend, beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield.

United have had an equally disappointing start to the season drawing against Arsenal and Leicester. 

Crucially, United dropped out of the Champions League after being defeated by Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 on Wednesday, resulting in a 4-2 defeat on aggregate.

Zelem said: “I think we want to put right past results of PSG, Leicester and Arsenal and we really want to give it our all for the win.” 

The Red Devils will be missing new recruit Gabby George in the match on Sunday after it was confirmed she tore her ACL against Leicester City last weekend. 

But Everton will also be missing Scotland player Lucy Hope after she came off against Liverpool last weekend with an ankle injury.

The Toffees head coach Brian Sorensen said: “We won’t have a chance if we are not 100% sharp on the defence and the offence – which we can still be a little better on.” 

The match at Walton Hall Park will take place on Sunday Oct 22, kick-off 1pm.

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