I doubt it as in many parts of the area it is an offence to drink in public. Am I missing something as we have bars aplenty in the area and the last thing the game will need is alcohol
If you're a Man U supporter won't you be needing a drink "after" the game to drown you sorrows!? ;-)
Numerous pubs within 5-10 mins walk of the stadium (and they're very busy on match days). But I think you are not allowed to drink in public (and Police everywhere).
When you get about 200 yds from the stadium there is a cordon of Police on Sir Matt Busby Way and they ensure no alcohol passes (any bottles etc have to be binned where the Police stand). Bag searches as you enter the stadium.
Beer etc on sale once inside the stadium, but cannot be taken up into the stands.Edited: 12:37 pm, March 03, 2014
Do they still serve Budweisser inside Old Trafford? If they do I'd make sure you get a few "proper" drinks before you go into the ground!
As KWUK has said, pubs around the ground (Bishop Blaize, Trafford, Sam Platt's) are open before the game; police cordon will require you to surrender alcohol as you approach the ground; beer GENERALLY on sale inside the ground, but not at all games: sometimes there's a ban on alcohol sales in the grounds, especially for matches against team like Liverpool and City. Don't know if there's an alcohol banning order on stadium sales for this match, but there might well be.
Matt, it's been Singha at Old Trafford for a few years now.
Not a alcohol person but I believe we should be able to bring mineral water bottles into the stadium right? Don't wanna die of thirst from all the shouting and cursing while watching the game :)
You can bring bottled water into the stadium. But it should be a bottle no bigger than 500ml and the top should be removed, or they will remove it if they see the bottle.
You can buy bottled water inside, but they will remove the top when they give it to you.
Why not go for a drink near the lowry centre or the Lowry shopping outlet, it is not far from the ground,and has a few pubs and bars.
Thank you MysticManc!