The sides have met twice before, with United coming out on top on both occasions. In our first meeting, in December 2019, the Reds won 3-1 away from home thanks to goals from Lizzie Arnot, Jane Ross and Ella Toone.
In our most recent battle, in the reverse fixture back in September 2020, strikes from Ross, Katie Zelem, Toone and Kirsty Hanson (2) sealed a 5-2 win on away soil.
United have been putting in the hard work ahead of this fixture and our women are raring to go.
Tobin Heath missed out on the action at Kingsmeadow last time out with a niggle. She made the bench in the capital and will hope to make a return to the starting line-up against Birmingham.
As well, we might see a fresh face for the Reds. United welcomed a new signing on Friday, with Norwegian defender Maria Thorirsdottir joining from Chelsea on a two-year deal, with the option of a further year. Since our last WSL match, Abbie McManus has left to join Tottenham Hotspur on loan until the end of the season.
Alessia Russo is continuing to work hard on her recovery to action but will not be available on Sunday.