Manchester United Women's Team Moved to Portable Buildings Amid Carrington Renovations

Manchester United's women's team will relocate to portable buildings next season as the men's squad uses their facility during a £50 million renovation at The Carrington.
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Manchester United's women's team will move into portable buildings at the club's Carrington training complex next season, allowing the men's squad to use the women's building while their facilities undergo a major renovation as revealed by ESPN.

The £10 million investment was made last summer for the Women’s team for the building, shared by the women's and academy team. It features a gym, rehabilitation areas, changing rooms as well as a women's first-team restaurant, live cooking area, analysis and meeting rooms, and a players' lounge. The portable buildings for the next season will house essential areas like changing rooms, team meeting rooms, office spaces, and communal areas for the women's players and staff, while they will continue to use the same pitches and canteen.

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The renovations are part of a £50 million investment in the men's first-team facilities announced recently by the club. It began on Monday and is expected to last the entire 2024-25 season. The temporary adaptations have been done to ensure all teams can continue to operate successfully next season amid the renovations at Carrington. The United facilities have been criticized lately as under-par than the modern requirements of the game by reporters and ex-players alike. The most notable is Cristiano Ronaldo's infamous interview with Piers Morgan.

INEOS chairman and United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe stated that detailed women's team plans are still being discussed. "We've been pretty much focused on how we resolve the first team issues. We've been pretty much focused on how we resolve the first team issues, and that's been pretty full-time for the first six months," he told Bloomberg. This statement came under criticism from many circles as many deemed it inappropriate for the women’s first team.

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