Review Manchester United

Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to the best ways to get there, where to park, where to stay, or which pub to go when you’re going to see your team play Manchester United away. Find out what other away fans thought of their visit to Old Trafford in our away day reviews.

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Review by Newcastle United fan Graeme Cole

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

I took my 13 year old son to this match as a birthday present. We are Newcastle supporters and always go to at least a couple of away games each season. We were looking forward to the game as my son had never been to Old Trafford before and we felt we had a genuine chance of actually getting a decent result for a change!


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

The game was a 5.30pm kick off on a Saturday so we drove down to Manchester during the early afternoon. The journey down was fairly straightforward and took just under three hours.


If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?

On arrival near the ground, we found the Matchstick Men pub, which had match day parking for £5, payable to a car park steward. This was ideal as it was only a 15 minute walk to the ground.


Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?

Prior to entering the ground we bought food from one of the many mobile catering vans situated around the ground. I normally avoid these places like the plague as I’m not a fan of greasy, over cooked and over priced food, but I have to say, the food was quite decent. Two giant sausage sandwiches and two portions of chips came to £12 and was good value for money.


What did you think of the food and drink available inside the ground?

I never buy food from inside football stadiums because the prices are ridiculously high and the quality is usually ridiculously low.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

The away end is in the far right corner of the ground and holds approximately 3,000 fans. The view of the pitch was excellent.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

The atmosphere in the away end was fantastic!! Newcastle are always well supported at home and away and the fact we were 2-0 up inside ten minutes made it even more enjoyable. I thought the support from the home fans was literally none existent until they scored their first goal on 70 minutes.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

6/10


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

It was straightforward getting away from the stadium after the match, even though the attendance was over 74,000. We left the ground about 5 minutes after the final whistle and were back at the car within 20 minutes.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

Including fuel, I spent approximately £100 on the trip. The tickets were priced at £30 for adults and £10 for under 16’s. Good value in my opinion.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

I would certainly recommend this away day to any travelling supporter. Old Trafford is a fantastic stadium.

Review by Wolves fan Ian Craig

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

First time at Old Trafford! Very expectant as Wolves are playing good football and aren’t scared of anyone.


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

By car. Less than 2 hour drive, despite the ongoing roadworks on the M6. Left early, 9.30am for a 3pm kick-off.


If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?

We tried to park on the MacMillan car park on Sir Alex Ferguson Way (found it on the internet) as proceeds go to MacMillan. This was a nightmare as the end of the road has been blocked off permanently, but the satnav didn’t know this. Ended up parking at Chorley Street, which is a 5 minute walk from the away end, perfect. Easy to get away from at the end as well.


Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?

Had a 1/4 cheeseburger from a chargrill van. Burger was good, but the onions were barely cooked. But reasonable at £4.80. Inside the ground, had a steak pie, Yorkie and drink (coke, decanted into a plastic cup) for £8. The pie was good.


What did you think of the food and drink available inside the ground?

Good selection of pies, snacks, etc. Reasonably priced.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

View was fantastic. No restrictions at all.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

The Wolves fans were great as usual, virtually start to finish chanting. The Man U fans were not good. How can 72000 be so quiet. Some small pockets, but not good, even at 1-0 up.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

9/10 – Had a good chat with an old fella before the game, and on the way out lots of compliments from the home fans.


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

Very easy, usual traffic jams, but nothing extreme.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

£62.50 for the tickets, about £20 on fuel, £10 on parking, £20 on food. Only complaint, £5 for a programme that has £3.50 on the cover, because I got a “free” Man United supporters magazine. Didn’t notice until too late. Would have been nice to be asked.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

Yes, largely depends on the result I know, but we had a great day out.

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