What a view from the Man Utd Footy Stadium enhanced by football fan and Baldscaper creating a stunning Baldscape. The Baldscape manage to capture the stadium with its red seats and fans that have stood firm by their team. This end of season occassion would have mixed views. Van Gaal may have thanked fans for their “unconditional support”, despite the drudgery they have so often had to sit through this season, but the polls run by United’s most influential fanzines tell the story of a manager whose backers have now dwindled to the smallest of minorities.
Old Trafford Football Stadium
Nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford has been United’s home ground since 1910, although from 1941 to 1949 the club shared Maine Road with local rivals Manchester City as a result of Second World War bomb damage. Old Trafford underwent several expansions in the 1990s and 2000s, including the addition of extra tiers to the North, West and East Stands, almost returning the stadium to its original capacity of 80,000. Future expansion is likely to involve the addition of a second tier to the South Stand, which would raise the capacity to around 95,000.
Will Man Utd Fans Get Over Alex Ferguson?
In 8 May 2013, Ferguson announced that he was to retire as manager at the end of the football season, but would remain at the club as a director and club ambassador. British Prime Minister David Cameron described Ferguson as a “remarkable man in British football”.Ferguson revealed that he had in fact decided that he was going to retire back in December 2012 and that it had been very difficult not to reveal his plans.Ferguson’s decision to retire saw United shares fall 5 per cent on the New York Stock Exchange. On 9 May 2013 Manchester United announced Everton manager David Moyes would replace Ferguson as the club manager from 1 July, having signed a six-year contract.However Ryan Giggs took over as interim player-manager 10 months later, on 22 April 2014, when Moyes was sacked after a poor season in which the club failed to defend their Premier League title and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995–96
Some Old Trafford History
Due to its proximity to Trafford Park industrial estate, Old Trafford got heavily damaged by German air raids during World War 2. It took eight years to rebuilt the stadium, the delays being caused by limited post-war resources, and during that time United played at Maine Road, the ground of rivals Manchester City. See 10 of the best bald players