Liverpool Women's Rhiannon Roberts, down, and Manchester United Women's Kirsty Hanson, top, in action during a domestic cup game at Prenton Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. In its first competitive game in 13 years, Man United’s women’s side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. (Clint Hughes/PA via AP)

Man United women's team off to winning start

August 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — At least one Manchester United team won on Sunday.

In its first competitive game in 13 years, United women's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday.

United coach Casey Stoney has thrown the team together from scratch , with the club having only been granted a license by the English Football Association 83 days ago.

"These girls have put an absolute shift in for six weeks," Stoney said. "They have been thrown together, completely new at a new club with new processes, and to go out there and dig deep at times and show a bit of character was really pleasing."

United women's team was disbanded in 2005 so the club could prioritize resources on the men.

Later Sunday, United's men's team lost 3-2 at Brighton in the Premier League for its first loss of the season.

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