Old Trafford: Manchester United Stadium Leaks Rain Water After Defeat to Arsenal

Old Trafford: Manchester United Stadium Leaks Rain Water After Defeat to Arsenal

Elijah Odetokun
May 12, 2024 at 7:08 PM
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  • Arsenal beat Manchester United at home for the first time in 14 years
  • Leandro Trossard’s first-half strike was the difference between them
  • A disgraceful incident happened at Old Trafford after the defeat

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Arsenal defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford to keep their title dreams on crack, but the incident after the defeat was even more disgraceful.

Leandro Trossard’s first-half strike was the difference between the two sides after makeshift centre-back Casemiro played him onside during the buildup, and he slotted past Onana.

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Erik ten Hag applauds the Manchester United fans after losing 1-0 to Arsenal at Old Trafford on May 12, 2024. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The win helped Arsenal return to the top of the table, but it also dealt further blows to their host’s European qualification hopes unless they win the FA Cup.

According to Squawka, it was the first time Mikel Arteta had won at the ground in 14 games. Their last victory came in 2020 when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal.

Old Trafford roof leaks after Arsenal defeat

In recent times, United’s home stadium, one of English football’s most iconic grounds, has been a subject of discussion by match-going fans because of its terrible state.

As seen in a video shared on social media by Sky Sports, rain began shortly after the Red Devils lost the match. The stadium roof was seen leaking rainwater heavily.

Based on fans' experience, this has been an occurrence on matchdays in the past and shows the negligence of Glazer's family.

Cristiano Ronaldo criticised the club's facilities during his explosive interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan, which led to his contract termination.

Minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who took over a 27.7% stake in the club in February, had the stadium as one of his agenda items. He is open to renovating or rebuilding it.

The stadium currently has a capacity of 74,310, but the British billionaire aims to increase it to a state-of-the-art 100,000 capacity.

Cleanest Premier League stadium

Sports Brief previously analysed the cleanest Premier League stadiums, ranking them based on their aesthetics and fans' matchday experience.

Old Trafford was rated as the fifth cleanest despite multiple online complaints about its facilities. Nottingham Forest’s City Ground is the filthiest.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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