No other football team has dominated the English Premier League like Manchester United, so on my recent visit to the city I decided to take a look behind the scenes of the ground they call, ‘The Theatre of Dreams’. Here are a few of my snaps from the guided tour where I learnt about the clubs record breaking highs and heart breaking lows over the last century.
The Munich clock, a simple two-faced clock attached to the south-east corner of the stadium, commemorates the Manchester United players from the famous ‘Busby’s Babes’ team that were killed in the Munich air disaster along with a number of supporters and journalists.
I really enjoyed my tour of Old Trafford, which also included a visit to the award winning museum. The club has an long and fascinating history and you can take in as much or as little information as you like. I wasn’t really in to all the club statistics, although I’m sure they would make any fan proud! My highlights were the personal stories of my informative tour guide and the walk through the famous tunnel where the players run out.
If you fancy taking a tour of this world famous football club you can even make your trip extra special by cruising down to Old Trafford from Manchester city centre on a canal barge or taking a tour with a legend from the club such as Andrew Cole.
I’ve been to two Premier League football grounds now, how many have you been to and who has the best?