Manchester United: Ground expansion plans reported

Manchester United has long possessed the biggest stadium for club football in the Premier League with in excess of 75,000 seats for the last decade.

They announced this week that they will reduce that capacity by a few thousand to make better provision for disabled supporters with special needs.

But The Daily Mail reports that the broader plan is to make Old Trafford notably bigger in the coming years.

Manchester United looking to make Old Trafford second biggest stadium in Europe with 88,000 capacity

The report states that Manchester United are ‘seriously considering’ adding another 12,000 seats to the stadium which never seems to exhaust demand.

Old Trafford has been built up on three sides over the last twenty years of Sir Alex Ferguson dominance. And, from an aesthetic standpoint, it would be a much better looking stadium if they built up that final side to add some symmetry to the structure.

Serious research will of course have been done about whether the demand is there. But while some cup games this season have seen swathes of red seats unoccupied, Premier League games always garner full houses.

Despite three years with only an FA Cup to show for their efforts Manchester United seem to be in rude financial health and signed Paul Pogba for a world record fee in the summer.

There are also persistent reports in the press that Manchester United are preparing another huge move for the Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in the summer.

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