Laia Aleixandri says she ‘can’t wait’ for City’s Barclays Women’s Super League clash with Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

Gareth Taylor’s side lock horns with our city-rivals on Saturday 23 March for a 12:30 (UK) kick-off. 

The Blues are aiming to record our 11th straight league victory during the meeting, meanwhile Marc Skinner’s side will be hoping to boost their Champions League chances with three points. 

It all points to a potentially enthralling encounter at the business end of the 2023/24 campaign. 


If the Spain international is to feature at the Etihad, it will be her fourth taste of the historic fixture following her summer 2022 arrival from Atletico Madrid. 

And Aleixandri is relishing the opportunity to once again lock horns with Manchester United but is well aware of our opponents’ threat. 

“I can’t wait,” she declared. 

“I think it’s going to be very special for the team. Go again with the team, play there in the Etihad Stadium with the fans is going to be amazing for sure and hopefully we can win the three points.

“In these games we are going to experience difficult moments as a team because they are good, top teams, so we need to know how to manage these moments and come through them. 

“We are ready to compete in these type of matches.”

A record 44,259 supporters attended last season’s WSL clash at the Etihad where the teams played out an exciting 1-1 draw thanks to Laura Coombs’ second-half equaliser. 

For the second straight term, a bumper crowd is expected to witness the latest meeting between the two sides. 

And Aleixandri explained the importance of our devoted fans ahead of the seismic meeting.


She added: “I think it’s possible [to break the record crowd] because our fans are very important for us.

“I can’t wait to see the Etihad so loud. Hopefully we can break this record.” 

Tickets are still available to purchase ahead of the latest showdown between City and United, with adults priced from £10 and Under-18s from just £5.

For more information on how to secure your seat and cheer on Gareth Taylor’s side, click here.