Disclaimer: I am NOT a ManUtd fan, nor will I ever be. Before you
annoying ManUtd fans start bugging me or whatever (you know some of you are guilty as charged, hahaha), I proudly assert that I am a Liverpool fan. Now let’s just live in harmony ok? Petty rivalry is so childish, no? 😉
After my little escape to London, it was Syifah’s turn to escape the busy life as a student in London and relax in chill ol’ Manchester. Of course, one of the main things she wanted to do was visit ManUtd’s stadium so off we went!
*All photos were taken on Syifah’s S95. I didn’t bring my camera that day. 😛
See, we can live in harmony. ;P
We went for the Museum and Tour package (£16 for adults, £14 for students) but I honestly wasn’t interested in the museum at all.
The foosball table was more interesting for me. 😛
But of course, once the tour started, it was pretty awesome, even for me.
You guys, I’m a person who gives credit when credit is due so despite being a Liverpool fan, I’d say this: The Theatre of Dreams lives up to its name. It is spectacular.
It has a capacity of 75,765, making it the second largest football stadium in the UK!
I really liked the fact that the tour brought us around to see the different viewpoints of the stadium! The last time I was here to watch a match, I was sitting pretty high up and it was dark, so the viewpoint was really different.
Besides the actual stadium, we even got to go inside the players lounge and dressing room!
The cool thing is that the jerseys are hung at the position the players were sitting at at the last home game. So…. boleh feeling-feeling lah eh. 😉
We also had the chance to experience entering the stadium like the players did, complete with mock cheering and applause over the speakers!
We were asked to line up according to ManUtd fans and non-ManUtd fans so Syifah and I obviously had to separate. 😛
Here I’ve got to tell you, after watching a match there and witnessing for myself the immense energy of the applause and cheering, I can only imagine the magic it does for the players! It’s no wonder that home games are always an advantage! The fans go nuts.
Oh hang on, I actually have a video of it!
Anywayyy, back to the tour!
The last stop was the coach and players box!
At this point, a proposal happened! Yupppp. A woman in the tour proposed to her man! It was the sweetest thing everrrrr! ♥♥♥
What a way to conclude the tour right?
The tour ended in the megastore (good marketing strategy, hahaha) and any sane ManUtd fan will go crazy in it, for sure. 😉
One place Syifah and I didn’t get to visit was the Red Cafe. It was closed by the time the tour ended, but the last time I visited with Cikgu Sazali, I was really attracted to the chairs! 😛
All in all, I’d say… whether or not you’re a fan, if you’re anywhere near Manchester, it’s worth your while to visit Old Trafford!
Definitely an experience, though I doubt I’ll be heading there again. 😛
The next trip I made was to The Kop (!!!) so heads up for the next entry! Till then, take care and lotsa love! 🙂