On the Road: Manchester United

By SFC Media time Fri 01 Mar Man Utd v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Old Trafford

All the key details on Old Trafford for Southampton fans making the trip.

Club details

Address: Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0RA
Telephone: 0161 868 8000
Capacity: 74,879
Website: manutd.com
Nickname: Red Devils
Home kit colours: Red and black

Away supporters

Southampton’s fans will be situated in the South East corner of Old Trafford. The club’s away allocation is sold out, with 2,501 Saints fans heading to Manchester for the game.

All disabled supporters, or those with access requirements, will enter the stadium through either entrance AE1 or AE2, both of which are fully accessible. These entrances are located in the South East corner of the stadium.

Getting there by car

Travelling from the south, leave the M6 at Junction 19 and take the A556 in the direction of Manchester Airport. Continue onto the M56 to Manchester, passing the airport, and follow the signs to the M60 (Leeds/Liverpool). Leave the M60 at Junction 7 (A56 Chester Road) and continue through the lights until you reach the stadium.

The roads around Old Trafford become very congested ahead of the game, so it is advised to arrive early.

Please also note that, from three hours prior to kick-off, access to Sir Matt Busby Way from Chester Road is closed. Any fans with a parking pass will be directed around the traffic system to the opposite end of Sir Matt Busby Way.

Car Parking

Official car parking for the game is already sold out, and permit-only restrictions apply in the area around the stadium.

There are, however, additional parking options nearby and anyone seeking a space is advised to consult Trafford Council’s event-day parking page by clicking here.

Supporters who require an accessible bay or who are blue badge holders can book parking by calling 0161 868 8009.

Getting there by train

The Metrolink service operates frequently from the City Centre, including from Victoria and Piccadilly Stations, to Old Trafford station, which is a ten-minute walk from the stadium.

On a matchday, Northern Railway also operate a service from City Centre stations direct to Old Trafford Stadium, where the station is located along the South Stand. Visit nationalrail.co.uk for further details of times.

Please be aware that Old Trafford Metrolink Station is accessible for wheelchair users, but Old Trafford Train Station is not. For information on accessible transport in Greater Manchester, please click here

Getting there by bus

Transport for Greater Manchester operates a regular bus service to Old Trafford from the City Centre. Visit tfgm.com/buses to find out more.

Further information

There is a free-to-use cash machine outside the East Stand near the Munich tunnel.

If you require advice or assistance at the ground, United’s ‘Here To Help’ booths are located outside the stadium by the Sir Alex Ferguson, East, South and West Stands.

Away turnstiles open two hours prior to kick-off, and please be aware bag searches are in operation. Please also do not bring bags larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (equivalent to a small handbag), as these will not be allowed in.

The area for disabled supporters is immediately in front of the visiting supporter seating and there have recently been some incidents of items being thrown by away supporters into this area.

All incidents are rigorously investigated and those responsible are subject to police intervention and appropriate legal and/or club sanctions.

Any such instances at the game on Saturday will lead to a review of future allocations offered for matches at Old Trafford.

Complimentary audio-commentary headsets, with match commentary provided by MUTV, are available for supporters who are blind or partially sighted. Please email your name and seat details to [email protected] or call 0161 868 8009.

To download Manchester United's full guide for visiting fans, please click here.


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