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Man United consider revamping Old Trafford - including demolishing the stadium

Manchester United could decide to knock Old Trafford down and rebuild the stadium
Manchester United could decide to knock Old Trafford down and rebuild the stadium / PAUL ELLIS/GettyImages

Manchester United are reportedly considering demolishing Old Trafford to make way for a new state-of-the-art arena.

The Red Devils have called Old Trafford their home for over a century, but the iconic stadium has fallen into a state of disarray over the past decade.

According to the Daily Mail, the United bosses are mulling over three options to redo the Theatre of Dreams, and one of the options includes bulldozing the 112-year arena and starting from scratch.

The report claims that United have acres of land giving them ample room to expand their new home. United are also considering rebuilding the South Stand, extending it up and over the railway line that runs behind. Developing the South Stand would increase the capacity at Old Trafford from 74,000 to 80,0000.

The third option under consideration is for the club to revamp the spectator and corporate facilities throughout the stadium. No options have been ruled out yet as United management are still finalising their plans.

However, the proposal to demolish the stadium could prove problematic since no club outside the Premier League has a stadium big enough to accommodate the Red Devils, and they will not share ground with rivals Manchester City.

United's chief operating officer, Collette Roche, discussed the future of Old Trafford with supporters last month.

“We have been assessing the capabilities of globally leading consultants who want to help us develop a masterplan for the modernisation of Old Trafford, with the ultimate aim of improving the matchday experience for fans,” she said.

“We are hoping to appoint our preferred partners in the coming weeks; following this, we will be able to formally kick off phase one of the project, which will be focused on establishing the vision and objectives for the masterplan.”