The Old Trafford stadium of Manchester United is in dire need of renovations.
Manchester United’s task at Anfield next month has just gotten harder, since they haven’t won there in their last eight visits.
Under Erik ten Hag, the Reds’ road performance has been dismal to say the least, and no United supporter needs to be reminded of the humiliating 7-0 loss on Merseyside during the previous campaign. Anfield Road’s upper tier will be open for the match, and an enhanced Liverpool team will have the support of about 4,500 more fans this season.
This £80 million project is coming to an end and will further enhance the stadium. There is an urgent need for a facelift at Old Trafford due to roof leaks. There is a glaring disparity, and United is falling behind.
Manchester City plans to renovate the Etihad Stadium for £300 million, adding a 6,000-person fan park, a new hotel, and more space. Tottenham Hotspur profits from hosting NFL games and concerts in addition to having a retractable pitch.
Due to all the uncertainties surrounding the stadium, Old Trafford isn’t even included in the list of potential venues for Euro 2028 matches. Due to ambiguity surrounding redevelopment plans that have not yet moved forward and have put the initiatives on hold until the Glazers’ strategic review is finished, United withdrew from the process earlier this year.
It indicates that Old Trafford is deteriorating slowly. Many times, fans have expressed their worries and rage, and former United player Gary Neville has said the stadium is a billion-dollar fix.
He stated earlier in the season, “They (the Glazers) have still not dealt with the stadium which is rusting and needs massive money spent on it.” “Manchester United need a billion pounds in this next two-three years to either rebuild or renovate that stadium.”
Because of the ownership’s indifference, what was once the envy of all of England is currently falling down the social hierarchy. Though Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s arrival may help revitalize the venue, United fans will be reminded of the advancements made at other stadiums when they play at Anfield in a few weeks. The phrase “Theatre of Dreams” requires some sobering up.