Manchester United Have Been Informed That The Leaky Old Trafford Roof Is Beyond Repair

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Manchester United have been told that the leaky Old Trafford roof is beyond repair. The club hierarchy was hugely ashamed after the stadium was flooded with downpours in the closing stage of the match against Arsenal in the Premier League.

A number of companies were approached to fix the leaking roof of the stadium. The club bosses were shocked that fixing the roof would cost a whopping £3 million. 

However, only a new roof will be capable of fixing the leaky problem in the long term. Old Trafford chiefs have been increasingly concerned about collective safety and have informed the club bosses that the issue must be addressed.

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The Red Devil minority shareholder, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, will be looking forward to giving the fans a stadium they have always wished for. Ratcliffe wants to build a new stadium on a site closer to Manchester United.

The cost of building a new stadium for the Red Devils faithful will exceed £2 billion. Ratcliffe had decided to seek help from the government to finance such huge project.

In relation to the building of a new stadium, Ratcliffe said, “In a way, you’re getting something that is not just for the club but for the north of England.” 

“The people in the north pay their taxes like the people in the south do. But where’s the national stadium for football? It’s in the south. Where’s the national stadium for rugby? It’s in the south. Where’s the national stadium for tennis? It’s in the south. Where’s the national concert stadium?

“It’s the O2, it’s in the south. Where’s the Olympic Village? It’s in the south. All of this talk about leveling up and ‘the northern powerhouse. Where is the stadium in the north?”

How old is the Manchester United Stadium?

The Old Trafford Stadium, which was famously known as the theater of dreams, was created on February 19, 1910, with a huge capacity of 80,000.

During the Second World War, the stadium was destroyed by the Germany. It was rebuilt and re-opened on August 24, 1949. The stadium is currently 74 years old.

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The club had won three Champions Leagues, one FIFA Club World Cup, 20 Premier League titles, one UEFA Super Cup, one Europa League, and one Winner Cup. 

In addition, the Red Devils had won 13 FA Cup, six Carabao Cups, 21 Community Shields, and two England Second Tier titles.

Manchester United 2024/25 pre-season fixtures 

Manchester United vs. Rosenburg, July 15, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Manchester United vs. Rangers, July 20, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Manchester United vs. Arsenal, July 28, 2024, 1:00 a.m.

Manchester United vs. Real Betis, July 31, 2024, 5:00 a.m.

Manchester United vs. Liverpool, August 3, 2024, 0:30 a.m.

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