Passion shines through on Derby day

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The youngster is pushing for a start in Manchester’s mouth-watering club meeting on Sunday, as Gareth Taylor’s side host United in a crucial FA Women’s Super League clash.

Park, a York native but a lifelong City supporter, has impressed this season with a string of impressive displays down the right flank.


Introduced from the bench in the last league Derby, the winger had an instant impact, creating City’s vital equalizer with a superb long-range effort which Mary Earps had to tip over the crossbar with Ellen White at handy to bring back the rebound.

The 20-year-old was also key in helping City secure a place in the Continental Cup final, registering a goal and two assists in our win over Tottenham Hotspur, making a name for herself as one of the most exciting young wingers. in the countryside.

Ahead of this weekend’s highly anticipated contest, our blue wonder says she would love nothing more than to show what she can do against the Reds, as she seeks to embody the passion of the fans of the City on the pitch with a sold-out crowd expected at Academy Stadium.

“There’s a bit more passion and desire to win on Derby day,” she smiled, speaking to

“It’s a great rivalry. You still want to beat United and I’m sure they feel the same.

“It’s a great game to play. Hopefully I can make an impact again. I came into the away game and got an assist which was really good.

“I was happy that I was able to help the team get into the draw and I’m working hard to keep contributing.”

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Sunday’s encounter will see Alex Greenwood take on his former employers, who moved from Red to Blue via European heavyweights Olympique Lyonnais, where the defender lifted the Champions League trophy.

A mainstay of City’s defence, having featured in every game this season, the England star has been hailed for his professionalism, consistency and leadership, proving a perfect role model for young players.

This is perhaps the most obvious for Park. The youngster says her defensive counterpart took the striker under his wing, sharing the benefit of his experience, knowledge and wisdom to help the starlet’s development.


While the pair share a strong camaraderie, Park reveals that Greenwood’s honesty, selflessness and desire to inspire are the traits that set her apart as a true friend.

“Alex is my best mate on the team,” she added. “We get along very well. She always has my back and she is always there for me.

“That’s what you need in a best friend: to give you a shoulder when you need it and help you through the whole experience, but she pushes me so hard every day.

“I think the best thing about our relationship is that she’s always honest with me. I need that because I want to improve, and that help and advice is really helpful for a young player, especially from the best players.

“It’s great to play with them and learn from them. I aspire to be like them one day.

Listen now, listen!

Derby day is upon us… City host United at the FA Women’s Super League Academy Stadium on Sunday February 13 – and we need you!

We hope an outstanding crowd will show up and make a difference. Due to high demand, we have opened all the stands and we might even break the stadium attendance record and sell out!

Tickets are selling out fast and can be purchased online. Prices start from £8 for adults and £3 for under-16s, while fans are also welcome to enjoy Matchday hospitality in our Manager’s Corner at the Etihad Stadium from £72 pp .