The Red Devils. Love them or loathe them, Manchester United are surely the most successful British football team, certainly in the last thirty years. With United fans all over the world, this means two things - Old Trafford is well prepared for fans and tourists, but it’s a busy place to visit.
The ‘Theatre of Dreams’, as United like to describe their ground, is a stadium with a rich history. The turf has been graced by legends such as Sir Bobby Charlton (who, in fact, gave Old Trafford that nickname), George Best, Denis Law, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona… the list of United greats is a long one. And this is a good time to visit. 2010 marks a hundred years since the first game was played at Old Trafford which, in a world of recently-built, modern stadia, is quite an achievement.
BY ROAD - If arriving from the North, leave the M6 at J30, taking the M61 towards Bolton.
The nearest main line railway station is Manchester Piccadilly. From here, there are regular rail connections to Old Trafford station (directly outside the away section of the ground).
Manchester Airport is within 10 miles and has regular connections to Manchester Piccadilly railway station.
Manchester United may not be well-liked amongst other fans (City fans would argue they are not even the most popular team in Manchester!) – their success and popularity worldwide has come at a cost. However, there is no doubt that some of the greatest names in football have played for United. This is a club with rich traditions and, with Old Trafford celebrating its centenary this year, now would be a great time to take a step into that history.
Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford,
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