3 Fun Things to Do Around Old Trafford

Have you ever ended up arriving at Old Trafford on a match day way too early? Don’t worry — we’ve all been there!

Now, you could always enter the stadium as soon as the stewards open up the doors … but then you’ll end up stuck in your seat for hours on end while you wait for kickoff. If you want to get more out of your matchday experience, it’s highly recommended that you steer clear of the stadium for the time being, and instead spend your time in the amazing locations that surround it.

There are plenty of fun things to see and do both in and around Old Trafford, three of which are listed below.

Visit Cafe Football

Cafe Football is an upscale, 185-seat restaurant that is owned by United legends Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and Nicky Butt. Here, you will be able to enjoy Michelin-star food courtesy of esteemed chef Michael Wignall or, if you don’t fancy any fancy grub, you could relax in the cafe lounge area while you wait for the opportune moment to head over to the stadium. Fortunately, you won’t have to walk very far to reach your football mecca, as Old Trafford is located a mere stone’s throw away from the restaurant complex.

Once you’ve found yourself a seat and soaked up the matchday atmosphere within Cafe Football, how you choose to kill time as you wait for kick-off is completely up to you. You could place bets on the upcoming football matches, you could check out the latest Manchester United team news, or you could play an immersive game of blackjack via . Whatever you do, just make sure that your pastime of choice in this instance helps to calm your pre-match nerves!

Check out the United Trinity Statue

The United Trinity Statue is a part of Manchester United folklore, making it a must-see monument for all true Man U supporters. Erected outside the main entrance of Old Trafford, this statue is a testament to the brilliance of three of United’s all-time legends: George Best, Denis Law, and Sir Bobby Charlton. If you find yourself with a bit of spare time before you’re due to enter the stadium, this statue is well worth a visit (and a photo or two!).

Take a tour of the museum

If you don’t want to run the risk of being late for kick-off, you might want to consider entering the stadium early. Fear not, however, as this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to head straight to your seat, as you could always take a tour of the club museum. On this tour, you will embark on a journey through United’s glorious history, and you’ll be sure to unearth all manner of amazing artifacts along the way. From the plethora of trophies that we’ve won down the years to the boots worn by heroes such as Rooney, Ronaldo, and Beckham, the Old Trafford museum is full to the brim with items that you, as a true Man U fanatic, will no doubt find interesting.