United fans across the globe, we find ourselves at a pivotal point with the Red Devils' future long in the balance! Considering their 5th place finish last year, Manchester United are likely to be pushed hard this year, especially with former-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho now at the helm. As you can imagine, there's no doubt that the hunger of victory is vehement in the players' eyes, meaning Manchester United tickets aren't likely to be easy to come by, so you may have buy your tickets fast if you want to see them live.
For over a century Old Trafford has been the home of Manchester United, even overcoming the likes of wartime bombing, suffice to say, Old Trafford is a testament to Manchester United's legacy over the years. Below let's have a look at the stands:
With Old Trafford situated a couple of miles just outside of the Manchester's city centre, there are a number of ways to head to Man Utd's home grounds.
The preferred choice for most Mancunians, the tram (officially known as the Metrolink) will only set you back a few quid and can get you suitably close to Old Trafford. For Away fans, The Altrincham Line's stop at Old Trafford will drop you of 5 minutes walk away from the stadium, with the previous stop Trafford Bar standing as a mere 5-minutes more walk, both of which stand as easy options to head to the Away section. Manchester United fans, may fare better using the Eccles Line and stopping at either Pomona or Exchange Quay, as the lines are nearer to the stadium, but aren't so convenient when reaching the away end. It should also be noted that when leaving the stadium it is advisable to avoid the Metrolink and take the train as due to how busy the Metrolink gets, time becomes an issue.
By far the easiest method to reach the stadium, as the Old Trafford Stadium rail station situated alongside the Southern Stand, taking the train from the city centre (from Manchester Piccadilly station) takes you straight to Old Trafford's doorstep. While it may be slightly more expensive (Though it is cheaper if you book earlier) than the Metrolink or Bus, the train makes up for it by being less busy, more convenient, and more dependable post-match.
Your final Public Transport option stands with the numerous bus lines that can be taken from Piccadilly Gardens. Visitors can take Stagecoach's 256, 255 and X50 services, alongside Arriva Sapphire's 263 service, all of which go through Chester Road (A56), located near Old Trafford. Depending on traffic, the journey takes between 15-20 minutes.
If you're driving, you'll be happy to know that there are a number of private parking spots dotted around the stadium, however the most popular spot seems to be at Old Trafford Cricket ground, which at the cost of £10 sees you park the entire day, with about a half-a-mile walk to the stadium. It is of course, advisable to get there so you can stretch that £10 and visit all of the stadium's features prior to the game.
Below you'll find the relavant satnav address:
Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA