Man United Women suffered a tough defeat on derby day as they lost 3-1 to Manchester City Women.
United took the lead in the game through a well taken penalty by captain Katie Zelem, but goals from Jill Roord, Khadija Shaw and a Lauren Hemp stunner put the game out of reach.
And to pile on the misery for the home fans, parts of the stadium’s concrete roof were reportedly falling down on supporters.
Taking to X a fan wrote: ‘If you ever need further proof that Old Trafford is indeed Falling Down…Block N2401 ceiling parts fell on 2 supporters at the ladies’ game today….absolute sh*t show.’
The fan reported that parts of Block N2402 at Old Trafford were falling down onto supporters
The fan took photos of what looks to be Old Trafford’s crumbling ceiling which has remained untouched for years
The once mighty and iconic stadium saw chunks of concrete fall onto supporters below
Old Trafford was dubbed the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ but has been left to decay under the Glazers’ ownership
On the leaky roof of the Stretford End, white paint has withered to expose metal and rust
United fans have been hoping for refurbishment on their historic stadium, or a move to a new one, for some time.
They were buoyed by the news of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group taking over but it has appeared that a new stadium is not among his plans for the club.
The British billionaire is on the cusp of purchasing a 25 per cent stake in the club and taking control of football operations.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s incoming group are expected to invest £245 million in infrastructure but that will ‘not even touch the sides’, according to industry insiders
He is set to pledge £245m to be invested into infrastructure as United try to catch up with rivals Tottenham and Manchester City’s incredible stadiums.
United’s Carrington training ground will be provided with an estimated £150m to £200m to modernise the facility.
And Ratcliffe will reportedly consider alternative plans to renovate and expand Old Trafford and improve facilities in and around the famous old ground.
The roof has been leaking for years and is a constant source of amusement for rival fans who enjoy rubbing in the dire condition this once historic stadium has fallen into.
The back of the Sir Bobby Charlton stand now looks like the entrance to a dilapidated Fourth Division ground from the 1980s
A white marquee offering hospitality has been installed in the car park behind the Sir Alex Ferguson stand, and is an example of the obsession to squeeze every penny possible
United’s roof leak has become a symbol of the Glazers’ lack of investment in the once famous ground