USA women’s football star Megan Rapinoe has hit out at Manchester United over their lack of investment into the women’s game.

United re-introduced a ladies team in 2018, winning the inaugural FA Women's Championship title in their first year.

They are now a regular Women's Super League (WSL) side, and finished fourth last season after bumping up their resources into that area of the club.

But World Cup and Olympic champion Rapinoe has lashed out at United for taking so long to put together an elite women’s team again.

The 35-year-old insists a club like the Red Devils have acted “disgracefully” in neglecting having a ladies side for so many years.

Megan Rapinoe has slammed some of the decisions by Man Utd

"I think women's football in England is the same as in America - it is so far behind because of what we've had to overcome in the lack of investment,” she told the BBC.

"It's 2020. How long has the Premier League been around? And we're only just seeing a club like Manchester United put effort and pounds towards a women's team? Frankly, it's disgraceful.”

United's ladies side are now one of the top teams in the WSL

Rapinoe now has 168 caps for the USA to her name, and has appeared in three World Cups.

But the OL Reign star insists she has not plans to retire yet.

"I've had a few team-mates go abroad and play, while I'm training and trying to keep fit in the hopes that eventually we'll be out of this hellscape,” Rapinoe added.

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"I want to keep playing. I'm definitely not anywhere near retirement - I absolutely want to play at the Olympics.

"After the Olympics I'll have to take a longer look at the next three years. We're a year closer to the next World Cup and it's pretty enticing. We'll leave that one out in the open…"