Man Utd to turn Old Trafford into a ‘world class’ stadium after £20m renovation

Manchester United are set to make Old Trafford a ‘world-class’ stadium once again after facing increasing criticism in recent times for the famous ground’s poor condition.

Former captain Gary Neville was among those who had called for additional investment by the Glazer ownership, referring to the ground as ‘derelict’ and ‘rotting’ last season.

But the club has since decided to invest money into the stadium, splashing £20million into its facilities over the summer break.

Most notably, new facilities were unveiled last week after £11million was spent on a viewing platform at the top of the Stretford End for disabled fans.

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Changes were also made to the stadium’s exterior as new rail seating was installed in preparation for new safe standing measures, something which Chelsea have followed.

Further improvements were made to the pitch while floodlights and changing rooms also received a facelift.

Chief operating officer Collette Roche has gone on to explain recently that the club is planning to implement even more changes to restore the stadium as one of the best in the world.

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Roche told the MEN: "We did quite a lot over the summer, we spent about £20m on a new pitch, floodlights, changing rooms, the rail seats.

"But for me that is only the start. We do recognise the need to invest even more in Old Trafford and that’s what we’ve turned our attention to now.

"We’re starting to scope out what a world-class Old Trafford looks like and we’ll go through the process and the project of getting that off the ground."

United have looked world-class on the pitch too this season with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho during the transfer window.

The Red Devils currently sit atop of the Premier League table, having largely looked in control aside from their Champions League group stage blip against Young Boys.

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