Casey Stoney needs her staff to play with no anxiety whenever they take on Manchester City at the first Manchester derby in top-flight women’s football.
Stoney’s side have been handed a trip to City on Saturday as they start their FA Women’s Super League campaign later going up last year.
The City of nick Cushing will be the overwhelming favourites to emerge based on Stoney, who hopes Manchester United play together with freedom and can take off the shackles.
“There will be some nerves, it’s organic,” she told Sky Sports News.
“It’s an opening game of their WSL, they wish to perform, they want to perform well, we want to do well as a golf team.
“However, I view it as an chance to express themselvesgo out onto the grass, also also make mistakes because that is how you learn.
“Obviously they do not want to make mistakes about the biggest point but we would like to encourage them to go out there and don’t have any fear and have a try.
“We will not be expected to win this particular game, we shouldn’t be expected to win this game. We’ve only been promoted, Manchester City are a team, they’ve been winning decorations for the last four years.
“The pressure and expectation ought to be about the opposition on Saturday.”
This weekend’s Manchester derby takes place with Tottenham’s trip to Chelsea per day also being played at the home stadium of their men’s group, Stamford Bridge.
City and England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley misses the game because of her recovery from a hamstring injury but admits the season-opening derby promises for a distinctive event.
She said:”It’s a terrific opportunity and a chance to get this opportunity and both clubs need to take that opportunity by the scruff of the neck really and reveal people in England and round the globe how far the women’s match has come but also how much it could go.
“It would be good to fill it I need people to develop an experience they adore [where they think] they play excellent football, very entertaining, it is an environment that is good to be part of.
“There is a social aspect to it. We are inclusive, not trying to turn off, so if we can break a attendance record, I would be so proud. It is going to be a tasty fixture and I am actually excited about seeing it”