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Manchester United have not made any decision on re-building Old Trafford



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Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has explained that Manchester United are yet to make a decision surrounding the future of Old Trafford.

Last week, reports broke that Sir Jim Ratcliffe was considering building an entirely new stadium at Manchester United, with Old Trafford becoming a liability compared to many modern grounds across England and mainland Europe.

There are many who feel that Old Trafford has come to its natural end in recent times, while others are keen to preserve the stadium due to its history.

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Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has spoken on the current process, explaining that no decision has been made regarding the future of Old Trafford.

“The first thing I would just say is it’s good to be able to have a conversation about the future and how we might support the club’s ambitions,” Burnham told the Manchester Evening News.

“It’s for them to decide what those ambitions are and what they want to do. And it’s not for me to cut across those discussions in any way.

“What I can say, though, is it is for us to back the club in terms of its ambitions but also in terms of unlocking the power of the club in the city-region and beyond. We work with both clubs, and we want the power of both clubs to be felt to the full extent in the east and west of the city-region. Conversations are ongoing.

“I don’t think the club’s made its decision yet, but whatever happens, we will back them whatever those decisions are.”

Old Trafford was not selected as part of the stadiums that will be used as the United Kingdom host EURO 2028, with Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium the preferred choice.