Dubbed the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford is one of the world’s most iconic football stadiums. Home to Manchester United since 1910, it has been significantly refurbished over the years in response to the club’s growing popularity and today has a capacity of over 75,000, making it Britain’s biggest club ground. Despite attracting fans from around the UK and beyond, match-days at Old Trafford are still notable for the prevalence of distinctive Mancunian accents among the large number of locals who regularly pilgrimage here.
A view of Old Trafford with the famous Stretford End in the background (Photo: joevare via Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)
The Premier League season takes place from August to May, and there are also cup competitions that run simultaneously – though less frequently – throughout these months. There are 19 league games played at Old Trafford each season, and the number of cup games depends on how far the cub progressives in them. A full list of league fixtures are freely available to view online, both on the club’s official website and elsewhere.
Match tickets for Premier League games at Old Trafford are sold exclusively to Official Members and general sale tickets for league fixtures are extremely rare (though they are sometimes available for cup games). Nevertheless, there are some other ways you can grab yourself a ticket for the more sought-after matches. We’ve dug deep and picked out some of the best below.
More than a decade in the ticketing game has given Livefootballtickets.com a formidable reputation among fans seeking to attend live games but aren’t able to buy tickets through official routes, and are presently our favourite option for purchasing Man Utd tickets online. Their administration fees are a little higher than other options, but generally their choice of tickets can’t be beat. Another advantage for groups is that the website often lets you buy 4 tickets together. During our search for Man Utd games for the remainder of the 2019/20 season, tickets were available for all home fixtures, with prices beginning at £64 for less prestigious matches such as Man Utd vs Aston Villa at the start of December. A generous company policy is also to pledge a “150%” money-back guarantee if your tickets don’t arrive, or if you can’t access the stadium due to an issue with the tickets.
Seatsbay is a well-regarded online broker that tends to offer cheaper tickets than other providers, although availability is sometimes smaller. When we looked at Man Utd’s remaining 2019/20 fixtures, we found tickets starting at around £60 for games against Burnley and Sheffield United. However, for more prestigious games, such as against fierce rivals Man City or Liverpool, prices can be a fair bit higher. Seatsbay works with a vast network of suppliers, and tickets have usually been advertised by members unable to attend certain games. This means that Seatsbay receive the tickets before reselling them, so there’s petty much no possibility of you ending up with fakes. Tickets tend to be shipped 2 to 3 days ahead of the game – and sometimes sooner – and you can also get them sent to a hotel to be collected too.
For anyone keen to purchase premium sports tickets that include food, drink and other perks, Circuit Hospitality are your go-to guys. They only sell fully authorised and official sports hospitality and events packages and specialise in Premier League football hospitality. Circuit are an official Manchester United hospitality reseller, and offer a number of unique Old Trafford experiences. The Evolution restaurant is the perfect setting for entertaining clients, friends or family, while the Champions Club gives you a superb vantage point on the half way line. For the ultimate privacy, there’s also new private executive suite, and for an entry level sports bar package then the Academy might be for you. Circuit also offers the Red Café and Lancashire packages at Old Trafford. Please note: TravelMag have negotiated a 12% discount on all Circuit Hospitality tickets for our readers. All you need to do is use the voucher code “travelmag” during the check-out stage of your online ticket purchase.