Old Trafford closed as we remember our Queen

Monday 19 September 2022 09:00

On Monday 19 September, everyone connected with Manchester United will join the nation to pay their respects on the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.

The club recognises her immense contribution to public life, including sport, both here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.

Her Majesty was a great supporter of football, having seen every World Cup since it's inception, including England's 1966 triumph at Wembley Stadium. She also shared her appreciation for the success and impact of our Lionesses during this summer's Euros, championing the women's game as much as the men's.

To honour her amazing life, the East Stand Entrance at Old Trafford has been dressed appropriately as a tribute to our great monarch's 70 years on the throne.

A minute's silence was held at Old Trafford on 8 September, the day our Queen passed away.

As a mark of respect, the Megastore, Red Café and Museum will be closed on Monday and will re-open on Tuesday 20 September.

This will also allow our staff to pay their respects too, as the nation comes together to honour Her Majesty's reign.

We thank our fans for the respect that has been shown at both UEFA Europa League matches, and in particular, the brilliantly observed minute's silence prior to our match against Real Sociedad on the evening of Queen Elizabeth II's passing.

United's match last weekend against Crystal Palace was postponed as a mark of respect, and the=is weekend's fixture against Leeds was also postponed, as the nation prepared for Monday's state funeral.

Manchester United sends our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to King Charles III, The Queen Consort and the wider Royal Family.