England v Austria at Old Trafford in the 2022 Women's Euros.

Old Trafford involved in Euro 2028 bid

Wednesday 16 November 2022 12:10

Manchester United is delighted to be included by the Football Association as part of the preliminary bid by the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to host the UEFA Euro 2028 tournament.

Old Trafford has a rich history of staging major events.

This year, the iconic venue hosted the sold-out opening fixture of the UEFA Women’s European Championship and will host the men's and women's Rugby League World Cup finals on Saturday 19 November.

Collette Roche, Manchester United’s Chief Operating Officer, said: "Manchester United has regularly staged international fixtures and tournaments at Old Trafford – being part of England’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 1966 and the UEFA Euro 1996 tournament as well as the UEFA Women’s Euros this summer.

"We also staged a successful UEFA Champions League final in 2003 and we are looking forward to hosting an England qualifying match for Euro 2024 against North Macedonia next year – the latest in a long history of England men's fixtures at this historic ground."

"As a club, Manchester United is fully supportive of the United Kingdom and Ireland bid to bring Euro 2028 to these shores."

The final decision on the hosting rights for the tournament is expected to be made next autumn.