Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and David de Gea are among sell-out Old Trafford crowd to cheer on England Women in their Euro 2022 opener against Austria
- England Women kicked off their European Championship against Austria
- Match took place in front of a sold out crowd including Man United duo
- Harry Maguire and David de Gea were among fans offering their support
Manchester United duo David de Gea and Harry Maguire were among the fans in a sold out crowd to support England Women in their European Championship opener.
De Gea and Maguire were pictured in the stands at Old Trafford among supporters in attendance for the clash with Austria.
The nation is behind the Lionesses, who will no doubt be buoyed by extra support from the United players.
David de Gea and Harry Maguire were in the crowd for England Women’s game
Old Trafford was sold out for the first game of the European Championships
And they delighted in Beth Mead giving the hosts the lead after a nervy start against the Austrians.
Her delightful lobbed finish was the first goal of the tournament and perhaps the United players will be inspired given their own shortcomings last season.
Earlier, England captain Harry Kane had wished the women’s side well with a video message on social media.
‘Just want to send a message out to England women’s team, obviously they’re getting their Euros campaign started. I just want to wish them all the best,’ Kane said in a video posted on his Twitter page.
‘It’s a home tournament as well so it’s going to be an incredible atmosphere and I’m just urging all the fans to go out there and support them. Make them feel at home.
‘All the best from me and the team. We’ll be watching and cheering you guys on. Have an amazing time, and good luck!’
Perhaps watching the Women’s side will inspire Maguire and De Gea after United’s poor previous campaign.
Erik ten Hag’s revolution has begun and the goalkeeper has spoken about how a new style of play can thrill fans at Old Trafford.
He said: ”I think we are all very excited for the new season, for the new manager.
‘He plays a very good [type of] football so for sure the fans will love it.’
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