Ratcliffe has proposed knocking down Old Trafford and building a new world-class stadium at the existing site, aiming to create a ‘Wembley of the north’ for United in the near future. Since acquiring a minority stake in the club, he has made significant moves, including appointing a new CEO and planning to bring in a new director of football.
However, some have advised focusing on improving the boardroom before addressing the stadium issue. United is expected to either redevelop Old Trafford or build a new stadium due to the current arena being in need of modernization, with leaks in the Main Stand’s roof and exclusion from venues for Euro 2028.
Ratcliffe has allocated £250m for upgrading or replacing Old Trafford and aims to redevelop the club’s training ground at Carrington, which has been their base for 24 years. It is uncertain whether Ratcliffe’s plans will come to fruition, but his investment signals significant developments for the club’s future.