Even stranger that many people were wearing them! It is two stops from Old Trafford on the Metro (about eight minutes journey time)'. We headed straight back to the centre and took the tram from Old Trafford to Piccaddily station. I was second row from the back and the steps there are very steep so you have to be careful. The legroom for two big guys was a bit tight, but that did not matter as we (and just about every other Southampton fan) stood for the entire match. Here's hoping I get to go again in next season....The away fans section is set back from the pitch as there is a disabled area to its front. There were a few Man Utd fans outside the ground, however, most were in the pubs, the 9000 lids fans all came out together and outnumbered the home support, so trouble was avoided. Next time we’re losing two-nil I think I’ll leave a few minutes early!With Old Trafford being the biggest club ground in the country, I was excited to finally visit the stadium.Getting away from the ground wasn't as bad as getting there before the game. We just put Old Trafford into Sat Nav and parked in one of the private car parks which are dotted along the road leading to the ground. Sunderland were passing it round the box and the ball went to Phil Bardsley, he unleashed a shot and De Gea fumbled it in. Company status Active Company type Private limited Company Incorporated on 31 October 1907. F.C. When we did eventually start to move it was very heavy going all the way back to the M6.Owen Pavey for providing the ground layout diagramAlthough Old Trafford has its own railway station located behind the South Stand, it has not been in operation for some time now and it is unclear as to whether it will re-open. From there we took the tram which stopped right outside Old Trafford Cricket Ground and it was then a 10 minute walk to the stadium.Follow M56 until its end and then take the M60 (W&N) as for Trafford Centre. The queues for food and drink were very long so we didn’t bother so we joined in with the chanting and bouncing fans in the concourse.Alternatively, it is probably best to drink in the Manchester City Centre or along one of the stops on the Metrolink, such as Altrincham, where there are some good real ale pubs to be found such as the Jack in the Box, Pi and Costellos.
I stayed in my seat during the half-time period. We got out of Manchester and the journey home was fine.
Probably the best way to get to the stadium is by Metrolink from Manchester Piccadilly mainline station, as Old Trafford has its own Metrolink station which is located next to Lancashire County Cricket Club on Warwick Road, which leads up to Sir Matt Busby Way. Ten minutes later and the same again. While the nearest stations to the ground are probably Pomona or Exchange Quays on the Eccles line, they not particularly convenient for getting to or from the away end'.We left Braintree at 2:15pm. These are on the opposite (Salford) side of the ground - probably a quieter line on Matchdays. There were the usual pies and hot dogs on sale. Stay on the A56 for 2.1 miles then you will come to see Sir Matt Busby Way on your left.