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“I’m talking to the club…” – Manchester mayor Andy Burnham reveals Man United’s stadium conversations



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Manchester United are set to receive support from a key governmental figure over the future of the club’s home stadium.

Much has been made over whether or not United will stay at Old Trafford for the rest of the decade, with the stadium in desperate need of structural updates.

As a result, there are now several options for United to choose from, including knocking down Old Trafford and building a new stadium.

Speaking on his BBC Radio Manchester show, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham assured fans of the club that the city is behind whatever United’s future stadium plans are.

“To any United fans listening, I am not trying to steer it in any particular way,” stated Burnham. “That’s not my job, your club needs to decide what it wants.

“All I am saying is, we are absolutely standing behind the club in saying whatever it is they want, we will facilitate. We will be there to make sure that the club is set up for the future.

“I think there is an exciting potential here, I am talking to the club. I may well be seeing them next week.

Sir Jim has really brought a lot of energy to the situation, Sir Dave Brailsford is a brilliant person and is the architect of British cycling success over the last couple of decades and the velodrome in Manchester — he was very much involved in the building of the velodrome and he is bringing that expertise now to Manchester United.”

If United’s home ground is to remain as Old Trafford, then it will do so without the addition of an advertiser to the name.

Speaking late last year, Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirmed that to agree to a deal akin to the ‘Spotify Camp Nou’ would be “heresy.”