Hope Powell is delighted to see Maya Le Tissier shine at Manchester United.
But she hopes the defender is below her best today (midday).
Le Tissier starts after her summer move at Manchester United.
She scored twice on her debut and is now preparing for Albion at WSL’s Leigh Sports Village.
Albion boss Powell said: “I texted her after she scored and said, ‘Well done, enjoying it?’.
“She is such a lovely child. I just hope she has an awful game on Sunday!”
Albion face another tough journey after losing their away opener at Arsenal.
United have two wins from two and Powell said: “They are a very good side.
“They were a good side last season and have gained more depth this season, including one of our own, Maya Le Tissier, who went there and who we know very well.
“We expect it to be tough.
“They are full of international players, good technicians.
“We know what we’re up against, but we have a certain fighting spirit and it’s up to us to try to piss them off and get something out of the game.”
Albion reviewed their returning internationals, including Kayleigh Green, who suffered a World Cup heartbreak with Wales in Switzerland.
Megan Connolly and Megan Walsh can both look forward to the tournament with the Republic of Ireland.
Powell said, “We trust the player. If the player says he feels very tired, then we can do it.”
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