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Manchester United U21s given new home

by jonnyescott

Manchester United have confirmed that the U21s squad will be playing the majority of their home games at Salford City Stadium this season.

United’s second string have been based at Altrincham’s Moss Lane for a number of years but the new venue will see them ground share with Rugby League team Salford City Reds and Rugby Union’s Sale Sharks.

This comes on the back of wealthy business Dr Marwan Koukash buying Salford City Reds in a deal which is likely to see him buy the stadium off Salford City Council.

The U21s played at the stadium last season which saw United victors in a then top of the table clash against Tottenham Hotspurs.

It drew a huge crowd, something which the clubs officials have obviously recognised, so they have therefore decided to stage the majority of the U21s games in the heart of the Salfordian community.

The stadium, which was opened in January of 2012, is set to undergo further modifications with more access roads set to be built in the coming years with a slip road off the M60 also likely to make access far easier for home and away fans.

United play their first game their this Monday which sees them entertain North West rivals Liverpool. Kick off is 7pm.

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