Manchester United failed to fix Old Trafford roof despite knowledge of leaks

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  • Club claims huge volume of rain caused issue after Arsenal game
  • United have examined feasibility of replacing Stretford End roof

Manchester United failed to fix a hole in the Old Trafford roof despite being aware that it was prone to sporadic leaks, as occurred at the end of the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday.

While it is understood United accept there are faults in the stadium covering that allowed rain to get through on Sunday and previous occasions, the club deny that the large cascade of water pouring from the south-west corner at the Stretford End was due to a leak in the roof. Instead this was because of the huge volume of precipitation that fell which entered a siphonic roof drainage system and caused this to overflow.

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Written by Jamie Jackson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/may/13/manchester-united-failed-to-fix-old-trafford-roof-despite-knowledge-of-leaks under the title “Manchester United failed to fix Old Trafford roof despite knowledge of leaks”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.