Arsenal’s Victory at Old Trafford Causes Flooding in Away Dressing Rooms due to Manchester Rainstorm

Arsenal’s Victory at Old Trafford Causes Flooding in Away Dressing Rooms due to Manchester Rainstorm

The away dressing room at Old Trafford was flooded after heavy rain struck Manchester on Sunday evening. 

Toward the end of Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat against title-chasing Arsenal, a thunderstorm swamped the 114-year-old stadium. 

Water could be seen cascading from one corner of the ground while videos on social media showed a flood pouring under seats.  

The downpour even made it’s way to Arsenal’s dressing room, with footage showing heavy leaks from the roof.

Luckily, Mikel Arteta’s men had already secured big victory and the roof leak would have unlikely dampened their joy. 

The away dressing room at Old Trafford was flooded after heavy rain struck Manchester

The leak from the roof would have unlikely dampened Arsenal's mood after a big victory

The leak from the roof would have unlikely dampened Arsenal’s mood after a big victory 

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United said that 1.6 inches of rain fell in two hours after the final whistle – more than in the entire month of May last year – but supporters of both clubs left the stadium safely.

The deluge coincided with a visit from Labour Party leader and Arsenal season-ticket fan Sir Keir Starmer as a guest of Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, who met with Lord Coe and United’s minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe beforehand to discuss the future of Old Trafford.

Coe is head of the taskforce driving plans to regenerate the stadium and surrounding areas.

United are backing Ratcliffe’s vision to bulldoze Old Trafford and build a ‘Wembley of the North’ at a cost of up to £2billion, but will consider renovating the existing stadium if it is not feasible.

Ratcliffe pledged £237million to upgrade Old Trafford as part of his £1.3bn investment in United, but Sunday’s flood was a reminder that plenty more will be needed to plug the gaps.

Fans were made to quickly vacate the affected areas as a thunderstorms began towards the close of their 1-0 defeat by Arsenal

Fans were made to quickly vacate the affected areas as a thunderstorms began towards the close of their 1-0 defeat by Arsenal

Onlookers were shocked as rain water rushed through Old Trafford's leaky roof on Sunday evening

Onlookers were shocked as rain water rushed through Old Trafford’s leaky roof on Sunday evening

On the pitch, it was United’s 14th defeat of a dismal Premier League campaign which sees them currently sith eighth. 

Leandro Trossard’s 20th minute strike proved to be the difference as the Red Devils’ European hopes faded. 

Ten Hag’s side will seek to return to winning ways when they return to Old Trafford on Wednesday to take on Newcastle. 

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