- Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 74,000
- Opened: 19 February 1910
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Manchester United (football)
Extra stadium info – Old Trafford
The stadium was one of the eight 1966 FIFA World Cup venues. It hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match on 13 July 1966. The national football team of the Portuguese Republic won the match against Hungary 3-1 in front of 29,000 fans. The second FIFA World Cup match at the venue was also won by the Portuguese Republic. They defeated Bulgaria in front of a crowd of 25,000. The third FIFA World Cup game at the stadium drew an attendance of 24,000. Hungary won the game against Bulgaria 3-1. The venue was nicknamed The Theatre of Dreams by the Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton. It became a common nickname for the stadium, which has been the home of Manchester United Football Club since it opened in 1910.
During World War II, the venue suffered bomb damage. Manchester United moved their home games to the home of their rivals Manchester City FC for several years because of the damage. The current home of Manchester United became an all-seater stadium in the early 1990s. Manchester United Football Club, also known as The Red Devils, is among the most popular sports clubs in the world. They won the first two editions of the English Premier League. The Premier League is widely regarded as one of the major sports leagues in the world. In 2013, MUFC became the first football club with 20 English top-flight league titles. They drew an average attendance of 75,000 in their 19 Premier League home games in that football season.
International trophies and Wayne Rooney
MUFC were crowned European champions several times. They won their only Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs, in 1999. Manchester United won their first FIFA Club World Cup in 2008 after defeating Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Ecuador in the final. 68,000 people attended the match, which was played in the Japanese city of Yokohama. The English football star Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game. Rooney left Everton FC in 2004 for Manchester United. He played hundreds of matches for MUFC before he returned to Everton in 2017. One year later, Wayne Mark Rooney signed with DC United from the United States. He ended his professional football career with Derby County in 2021.