Sunday, 25 May 2014

Manchester United FC- Old Trafford

Visits:11
Manchester United 1-1 Everton (Premiership, December 11th 2005)
Manchester United 3-0 Everton (Premiership, November 29th 2006)
Manchester United 2-1 Everton (Premiership, December 23rd 2007)
Manchester United 1-0 Everton (Premier League, January 31st 2009)
Manchester United 3-0 Everton (Premier league, November 21st 2009)
Manchester United 1-0 Everton (Premier League, April 23rd 2011)
Manchester United 4-4 Everton (Premier League, April 22nd 2012)
Manchester United 2-0 Everton (Premier League, February 10th 2013)
Manchester United 0-1 Everton (Premier League, December 4th 2013)
Manchester United 2-1 Everton (Premier League, October 5th 2014)
Manchester United 1-0 Everton (Premier League, April 3rd 2016)
Stands I’ve Been in: East Stand/ South Stand Corner
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £32
Attendance (1st Visit): 67,831
Address: Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA

Transport

Drove on all visits, parked in a little car park off Broadway every time with no problem. That's been done away with now, but there is actually quite a bit of free street parking on the industrial estates around here too. It’s a fair walk to the ground, but the time spent walking you’d only spend sat in traffic on Trafford Road anyway!


East Stand frontage, 2005

Food & Drink

Pubs are an absolute no go, home fans only everywhere near the ground and you just won’t get in. If you head to the top of Matt Busby Way, there are loads of chippies, off licenses etc. so you can still get a drink. Lots of places on Salford Quays as well.


View from the upper tier of the Stretford End, rugby Super League Grand Final, 2007

Inside the Ground

You just can’t walk up those steps into the Old Trafford away end, and not have it take your breath away. Its size is still amazing every time I go. Shame it doesn’t extend to the seats, horrible lack of legroom and very cramped all over the away end.


The North Stand, 2011

Atmosphere

As you would expect…dire. Nothing until they’re ahead, and even then it's just anti scouse songs. They also have our old friends from the GMP goading us, doing nothing to protect us, throwing us out for shouting/ standing/ swearing etc. and generally having a jolly good time picking on us, so as you can tell, they help the atmosphere enormously…


Looking towards the Stretford End, 2014

Anything Else


The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, 2013

Overall

It’s a pretty unwelcoming place for anybody in possession of a scouse accent, but the ground itself can’t help but impress.

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