Manchester United striker Leah Galton has revealed that her dreams of winning the Women’s Super League title are inspiring her recent performances.
The 28-year-old scored a brace to help the Red Devils secure an emphatic 4-0 win over Brighton at the weekend and, after the game, she admitted that finishing top and qualifying for Europe is all she is thinking about:
“You can’t not think about it (title race). You can’t not think about the Champions League as well, because we’ve never done that. Personally, for me, it’s something I really want to do. That’s always in the back of your head and I think that gives me more oomph to just go out there and perform for the team and make sure we get the wins.”
United’s victory against the Seagulls means they will retain their position at the top of the WSL table until later this month, but Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are also still in title contention with five games remaining.
Marc Skinner‘s side actually face the Gunners next up on April 22nd, before fixtures against Aston Villa, Tottenham, City and Liverpool to close out the campaign.
If Galton can continue to contribute the way she did against Brighton, it will certainly greatly improve United’s chances of retaining top spot and securing their first WSL title.