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Jim Ratcliffe reveals plans for new 'state of the art' Manchester United stadium


Jim Ratcliffe reveals plans for new ‘state of the art’ Manchester United stadium

Sir Jim Ratcliffe says his “preference” is to build a new stadium for Manchester United that can “serve the north of England”.

The club’s new co-owner spoke to BBC Sport about his plans, describing Old Trafford as “tired and in need of refurbishment”.

United have played at the 74,310-capacity ground since 1910.

“I think it would be fantastic for the north of England,” Ratcliffe said of a new stadium.

He added there is a “big argument” for regenerating the south side of Manchester, building a “state-of-the-art stadium” that can also host England games, Champions League and FA Cup finals.

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