Guide to football in Manchester
People travel from all over the world to tour this holy shrine of football, and to get their hands on some of the objects in the museum. The tour of the stadium (which now seats 76,000 thanks to extensive developments a few years back) lasts for almost 90 minutes and takes fans exactly where they want to go – the Alex Ferguson Stand, the dugout, the changing rooms.
Manchester City have had a fair few ups and downs during their long - and not always illustrious - history, but they're now more than capable of going toe-to-toe with their big rivals over the other side of the city. And this modern stadium (originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games) is where the Blues call home.
Old Trafford is an impressive stadium, made all the more so after an expansion plan in 2006 increased capacity to nearly 76,000, making it the second biggest football stadium in the country after Wembley. This also makes ticket availability better than it used to be when, at the height of United's popularity, it was almost impossible to get one.
Housed inside one of the most impressive of Manchester City Centre's modern buildings (the former URBIS museum), this four-floor monument to football boasts that it contains the greatest football collection in the world.