Hello! I am travelling with my husband to London Aug 23-31. He is a huge ManU fan... it would be his dream come true if we could see a game, but I realize this will likely not be possible.
I know the fixtures will be announced June 16th, but I see that ManU are playing a game in Monaco on Aug 29... I assume they probably won't be playing at home the same weekend then.
I thought a good plan would be to go to Manchester on the 29th to see the Old Trafford Museum & Stadium tour, and then watch the game at a pub (hopefully with a crowd of ManU fans!)
1 - Can someone recommend a good pub to watch the game at? I'm hoping for lots of rowdy fans, a true English Football experience!
2 - I've been checking into rail fares... I'm not sure if it will be possible to watch the game (evening) and go back to London afterwards (do trains run this late?)
3 - Would it be better to stay overnight? Can you recommend a reasonably priced hotel, nearby the pub from question 1?
4 - What is a 'good' rail fare? So far the fares available seem a little steep... I see 16 GBP for early August but much more expensive for Aug 29. If I wait, will cheaper fares become available?