Key info for fans attending United v Rayo Vallecano

Friday 29 July 2022 18:56

This weekend's Spanish friendly double-header, against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, will be shown live on the United App, MUTV and

Manchester United face La Liga side Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford in Erik ten Hag’s first game in charge at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Here is all the other essential pre-match information for you to know, if you are coming to the Theatre of Dreams for the game…

UEFA Women’s Euro Final 

Congratulations to our Reds Mary Earps, Alessia Russo and Ella Toone for helping the Lionesses secure a place against Germany in the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro. 

We recognise that there is an overlap of our fixture and the final, which will kick off at Wembley at 1700.

To keep our fans updated throughout the second half we will bring you all the team news when we have it, as well as score updates via our digital scoreboards. At full time at Old Trafford we will announce the half-time score at Wembley and those who have purchased hospitality tickets will be able to stay to watch the remainder of the UEFA Women’s Euro final.

Ten Hag to take up a new seat

Erik will open a new chapter in Old Trafford’s history on Sunday when he leads his United team out for the first time at the Theatre of Dreams – and he will mark the start of the new era by taking up a new seat.

In a new lay-out agreed with Erik, the home and away dugouts have been permanently switched so that the United manager, staff and substitutes will now be sat in the seats to the west of the half-way line, the dugout previously occupied by the away team.

Erik approved the move after visiting Old Trafford for the first time in May and noting how the old away dugout was closer to the tunnel, and to the half of the pitch where substitutes warm-up.

Switching sides will also position the home staff and players closer to the Stretford End – the traditional heart of the home support – and align the dugouts with the halves of the pitch in which the home and away teams warm up before the game.
Ticket information

Please ensure you either download your tickets to your mobile phone or digital wallet before you arrive at the ground and that your device has sufficient battery with the brightness turned up when scanning your ticket.

Alternatively, if you are planning to print your tickets at home, please ensure you have printed all of the tickets for your group and that you have only printed each ticket once. 

There are a limited number of seats available for the Vallecano game, with 10 per cent of the proceeds going to the Manchester United Foundation. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £1 for children for members and season ticket holders. For non-members and non-season ticket holders the pricing is £20 for adults, £10 for under 16s and £50 for hospitality. 

More information is available here.

Getting here

Please plan your route to the stadium in advance and allow more time than usual for your journey. If you are travelling to the stadium by car, you can use the postcode M16 0RA. 

The Metrolink will be running a reduced service on Sunday, so we recommend arriving early to avoid delays. 

Live travel information is available here.

For more general information on getting to Old Trafford by car, bike, taxi or public transport, please visit our Getting Here page.

Car Parking

Old Trafford has a number of on and off-site secure parking spaces which are still available for this fixture and can be purchased for £5 per space. Click here to purchase your car parking space. Please note all car parking spaces must be paid for in advance. 

If you have a blue badge and require accessible car parking, please send your membership number and a copy of your blue badge to, and we will let you know if there are any spaces available.

Please note that season-ticket car-parking passes for men’s fixtures will not be applicable for this game. Any fans with a 2021/22 season car-parking pass will need to purchase a separate pass for this fixture.

Bag Policy

All bags will be searched and items larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (8" x 6" x 2") must be left at one of the Bag Drop facilities. There is a £5 charge to leave an item at a Bag Drop, with all profits going to the Manchester United Foundation. For more information on bag restrictions, including a list of prohibited items, please visit

Cashless Stadium 

All payments whilst at the stadium must be made using cashless, contactless payment methods. Please note that cash will not be accepted for kiosk transactions.