Manchester United Boss Marc Skinner greeted Mary Earps by saying she was “fully deserved”. Fifa Best prize.
The FIFA ceremony in Paris on Monday saw the 29-year-old United player who was part of the team. England the winning side Euro She was named best female goalkeeper last summer.
Skinner speaks at a press conference ahead of the Women’s Super League on Wednesday and Sunday’s home game. LeicesterHe said: “It’s a fantastic achievement and well deserved.
“You never know how these awards will go, you never know if the best person will actually win the award. But in this case, it certainly did.
“He brought it this morning, the girls gave him a big round of applause. They were all in touch from the beginning anyway. I felt that his speech afterward was really beautiful.
“We got her some flowers and we got her really excited because she definitely deserves it. His ability to win such things reinforces the quality he has.”
Earps said on Monday the prize was “for anyone who has been in a dark place,” adding: “Just know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Go ahead, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
“Sometimes success seems like trophies, other times it’s just waking up and getting one step ahead of the other. There is only one of you in the world and that is more than enough. Be yourself without apologizing.”
Skinner talked about Earps being a source of inspiration for young people and said: “I think he says here (at United) is a platform where you can continue to produce quality.
“You still have to do what Mary did, so every day to produce the qualities that make her better. But there is always an opportunity.
“I think the strength here and Ian (United’s goalkeeping coach Willcock) will try to capitalize on that, especially in England, especially in the local Manchester area, to try to grow our own coach. Mary Earps is advancing what young players may aspire to be like Mary, which I’m sure has inspired progressing to.
Nottingham-born Earps has been at United since joining Wolfsburg in 2019.