Part of Old Trafford's concrete ceiling falls on supporters

Part of Old Trafford’s concrete ceiling falls on Manchester United supporters during derby as the state of the once iconic stadium falls further into disrepute

  • Manchester United fans have long complained about the state of Old Trafford
  • There are hopes it may be renevated under new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe
  • It’s the world against Everton – it can galvanise the players to stay up – IAKO 

Manchester United fans were in for a shock when part of the Old Trafford ceiling fell on them during a recent game. 

Manchester United Women suffered a tough defeat on derby day as they lost 3-1 to Manchester City Women. 

United took the lead in the game through a well taken penalty by captain Katie Zelem, but goals from Jill Roord, Khadija Shaw and a Lauren Hemp stunner put the game out of reach. 

And to pile on the misery for the home fans, parts of the stadium’s concrete roof were reportedly falling down on supporters. 

Taking to X a fan wrote: ‘If you ever need further proof that Old Trafford is indeed Falling Down…Block N2402 ceiling parts fell on 2 supporters at the ladies’ game today….absolute sh*t show.’

The fan reported that parts of Block N2402 at Old Trafford were falling down onto supporters

The fan took photos of what looks to be Old Trafford’s crumbling ceiling which has remained untouched for years

The once mighty and iconic stadium saw chunks of concrete fall onto supporters below

Your browser does not support iframes.

United fans have been hoping for refurbishment on their historic stadium, or a move to a new one, for some time. 

They were buoyed by the news of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group taking over but it has appeared that a new stadium is not among his plans for the club.

The British billionaire is on the cusp of purchasing a 25 per cent stake in the club and taking control of football operations.

He is set to pledge £245m to be invested into infrastructure as United try to catch up with rivals Tottenham and Manchester City’s incredible stadiums.

United’s Carrington training ground will be provided with an estimated £150m to £200m to modernise the facility.

And Ratcliffe will reportedly consider alternative plans to renovate and expand Old Trafford and improve facilities in and around the famous old ground. 

The roof has been leaking for years and is a constant source of amusement for rival fans who enjoy rubbing in the dire condition this once historic stadium has fallen into.  


It’s All Kicking Off is an exciting new podcast from Mail Sport that promises a different take on Premier League football.

It is available on MailOnline, Mail+, YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify.

Your browser does not support iframes.

Source: Read Full Article