2003 - Old Trafford hosts the Champions League final; Milan win the all-Italian contest with Juventus on penalties
2003-2007 - OT stages 12 England home matches while the new Wembley is built
2006 - Completion of the North-West and North-East quadrants increases OT's capacity to more than 76,000
2008 - A statue of the 'United Trinity', aka George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, is unveiled on the other side of Sir Matt Busby Way from the East Stand
2010 - 19 February is the 100th anniversary of OT's very first match
A barometer of Old Trafford's sustained status as the pinnacle of English club football stadia came in December 2001, when a two-day meeting of UEFA's executive committee in Nyon culminated with the decision that the Theatre of Dreams would host the 2002/03 Champions League final.
United's successful bid had seen off strong challenges from Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and Paris' Stade de France, and ensured a sixth final in England - the first away from London's Wembley Stadium. For Sir Alex Ferguson, hopes of reaching a final on familiar soil were given two chances. The Reds crashed out at the semi-final hurdle in 2001/02, denying the Scot a chance to lead his team out at Hampden Park. It was Real Madrid who defeated United's conquerors, Bayer Leverkusen, to take the trophy, and it was Los Galacticos who then denied Old Trafford a partisan final by ousting the Reds at the quarter-final stage in 2003.
Instead, the showpiece was the first all-Italian affair in the competition's history, with AC Milan taking on Juventus.