Important information for United v Middlesbrough

Friday 04 February 2022 12:00

Will you be at Old Trafford on Friday night?

Ahead of our FA Cup fourth home tie against Middlesbrough, here are some important things to know if you are coming to the game...


Ahead of the 64th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster on Sunday, we invite everyone attending Friday’s game to remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on February 6, 1958. 

Our interim manager Ralf Rangnick will place a wreath on the pitch ahead of kick off and the team will wear black armbands. In the Stretford End, a giant banner will be unfurled by fans with a heartfelt tribute to the lost Busby Babes stating, ‘We’ll never die’.

Prior to kick off, the families and loved ones of those who perished in the tragedy will be welcomed to their seats as The Flowers of Manchester is played, and the stadium’s flags will be flown at half-mast in a mark of our everlasting respect. 


Following the government’s lifting of COVID-19 Winter Plan B measures in England on 27 January 2022, COVID certification is no longer a condition of entry to matches at Old Trafford.

In line with the rest of the Premier League, Manchester United continues to urge fans to follow the latest public health guidance to minimise risks and keep the virus under control. There are some simple ways fans can help keep each other safe on a matchday available here.

Supporters must not attend matches if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, and we continue to recommend the use of face coverings in crowded indoor areas.

Fans are reminded to only leave their vehicles in legal car parks and parking spaces – or risk fines. Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police recently announced a clampdown on illegal parking around Old Trafford on matchdays after complaints from fans and community members about cars being left on verges, pavements, roundabouts and other unauthorised locations.

More information on options for getting to Old Trafford, including public transport and official club car-parks, can be found here.
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As you are arriving at or leaving the stadium, please be considerate to our neighbours in Trafford. Please dispose of your waste in the recycling bins located around the stadium before and after the game.

Should you require use of a toilet outside of the stadium, Portakabin toilets are available in the car-park opposite the East Stand and also adjacent to the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.
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We are committed to the fight against racism and other forms of discrimination through our ‘All Red All Equal’ campaign, and we urge fans to challenge and report discriminatory behaviour wherever they see or hear it.

For any incidents inside the stadium, fans should report immediately to the nearest steward or send a message to the 'Virtual Steward' text service on 84222 – be sure to include the stand, row and seat number of the offender and the nature of the problem.

Meanwhile the club’s reporting tool,, can be used to report any instances of discrimination online. We thank fans for their co-operation on all the above issues to make Friday’s game an enjoyable experience for everyone in and around Old Trafford.

Enjoy the game.