Shocking video shows Old Trafford away dressing room FLOODED as water pours through roof after Arsenal’s win at Man Utd

Shocking video shows Old Trafford away dressing room FLOODED as water pours through roof after Arsenal’s win at Man Utd

THE state of Manchester United was suitably summarised as a thunderstorm hit Old Trafford in the latter stages of their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and left the stadium flooded with water.

Cameras at the ground caught a waterfall descending from one corner of the roof while another showed the seating area to be flooded during the biblical downpour.

The away dressing room at Old Trafford was leaking from the downpour
The away dressing room at Old Trafford was leaking from the downpourCredit: X
It came as 1.6 inches of rain in two hours after the final whistle
It came as 1.6 inches of rain in two hours after the final whistleCredit: X
A waterfall could be seen at Old Trafford during the downpour
A waterfall could be seen at Old Trafford during the downpourCredit: Rex

And new footage has emerged showing water leaking all the way down into the Old Trafford away dressing room.

It showed several streams of water descending from the ceiling as players in the background got changed after the 1-0 win.

Man Utd said 1.6 inches of rain fell two hours after the final whistle – which was more than in the entire month of May in 2023 – but that fans left the ground safely.

Workers were seen fixing the leaky Old Trafford roof earlier today.


As part of his £1.03billion takeover, Sir Jim Ratcliffe pledged £237million would be pumped into the stadium.

However, with the clear state the stadium is in at the moment it may take even a more radical plan to fix the issues.

New club owners Ratcliffe and Ineos are weighing up a plan to demolish Old Trafford – which is now 114 years old – entirely versus renovating the existing infrastructure.

Olympian Lord Sebastian Coe is chairing a special task force featuring Gary Neville as part of possible regeneration options for both the ground and land around it.

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Ratcliffe billed a new stadium plan as a “Wembley of the North” but controversially asked for tax payer funding to help the club with its potential Old Trafford rebuild.

Stadium plans reported in March revealed stadium renovations could take up to ten years to complete, while building a new ground would take around six years.

Man Utd’s problems laid bare with WATERFALL flooding through Old Trafford’s leaky roof as heavens open vs Arsenal

AI has imagined what a new build on the land could look like, but for now it will be some time before any plans are realised.

It is a big summer for Man Utd both in terms of club infrastructure and for decisions on the future of many players.

Reports suggest Ineos are prepared to sell the entire squad bar three players providing their is sufficient interest.

SunSport have 12 players to depart this season including players moving into free agency and being sold to fund incoming deals.

Ratcliffe could propose a new venue on the land next to the current ground
Ratcliffe could propose a new venue on the land next to the current ground

There is also a decision to be made on the future of Erik ten Hag given the Red Devils are one defeat away from confirming their worst ever Premier League season in terms of points.

Indeed, the mess is so profound that the annual end of season awards dinner has been scrapped for the second time in three years.


Despite the mess around the men’s senior team, there is some cause for optimism after the women’s team won their first ever piece of silverware in the FA Women’s Cup Final in a 4-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley.

The club’s academy also appears to have some gems in its midst after the Under-18 side romped to victory in the U-18 Premier League North and Premier League Cup.

SunSport’s verdict on Man Utd flops

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos have a busy summer ahead to get Man Utd’s squad in order for next season. Below SunSport gives it verdict on how they should deal with the Red Devils flops this summer.

Andre Onana – STAY: After a dodgy start at Old Trafford Onana has proven to be one of the more reliable members of the squad this season despite being peppered with shots constantly.

Altay Bayindir – GO: Reports in February suggested Bayindir was unhappy with his bit part role at Man Utd amid interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray. If profit can be made on a sale then it should be done.

Tom Heaton – STAY: Veteran goalkeeper Heaton, 38, is a reliable back-up and is on a relatively small wage at the club. So long as he is happy it makes sense to keep him.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – GO: Wan-Bissaka, 26, has never managed to make the right-back position his own. With his contract up in 2025 it makes sense to cash in now.

Diogo Dalot – STAY: Dalot, 26, has been one of Man Utd’s most consistent performers this season.

Raphael Varane – GO: If it wasn’t for his injury record there would be a strong shout to keep Varane, but costs need to be cut to allow the squad to be freshened up.

Harry Maguire – GO: Maguire has showed he has the right character to be at Man Utd but overall ability and desired profile are another matter, with Maguire too slow to play in a high line defence.

Lisandro Martinez – STAY: Martinez, 26, is second to none in terms of build up play. He needs a long-term defensive partner on the right side and to cut out the injuries which have plagued him this season.

Jonny Evans – GO: Veteran campaigner Evans could easily be on the stay list if he was only going to be a bit part player. But he has shown his advanced years at times this season.

Victor Lindelof – GO:  Lindelof, 29, has been reliable if not unremarkable in his Man Utd career. He has one year left on his contract so should be moved on if a decent transfer fee can be got for him.

Willy Kambwala – STAY: He should be given the opportunity to mature for a few years behind a senior CB pairing before stepping into the first team as a starter or being moved on.

Luke Shaw – GO: One of the Premier League’s best left-backs when fit, Shaw has been a good servant when available. But alas that has been his Achilles heel once again this season.

Tyrell Malacia – STAY: Malacia, 24, was decent enough to earn some merit in his first season at Man Utd before injury ended his season and inadvertently led to his second season being a write off.

Sofyan Amrabat – GO: Amrabat, 27, looked like a world beater at the Qatar World Cup with Morocco. But he’s had an underwhelming season in England and his loan spell will almost certainly not be made permanent.

Casemiro – GO: An alarming physical decline has seen him turn from key star to burden. If a club is willing to buy the 32-year-old – who has two more years on his contract – then United should snatch their hand off.

Christian Eriksen – GO: Eriksen proved a useful asset and Ineos should look to bring in another player with similar traits, but frankly his legs have looked gone towards the end of this season.

Kobbie Mainoo – STAY: The first of the so-called untouchables, Mainoo has been a rare glimmer of hope in the Red Devils midfield this season.

Mason Mount – STAY: Mount can be given the benefit of the doubt until summer 2025 at least after a debut season riddled with injury.

Scott McTominay – STAY: McTominay, 27, has proven himself to be a brilliant plan B off the bench this season, and that is exactly why Ineos should look to keep him.

Bruno Fernandes – STAY: Man Utd’s best player since his arrival just over four years ago, Fernandes, 29, remains second-to-none when it comes to creating chances while his tenacity boosts those around him.

Antony – GO: There’s a case to argue that Antony may be the worst pound-for-pound signing in Premier League history. Despite some memorable moments he simply isn’t Man Utd quality.

Anthony Martial – GO: Ultimately Martial needs to be let go when his deal runs out this summer after an appalling injury record of late.

Marcus Rashford – STAY: As easy as it would be to say Rashford should leave the club this summer, it is difficult to look at the market and find many available players capable of scoring 30 goals a season.

Alejandro Garnacho – STAY: Another third of the untouchables trio, Garnacho has made the right-wing his own since coming into it. He’s a raw talent but has shown he has the quality to improve.

Rasmus Hojlund – STAY: A slow burner in his first Man Utd season, the 21-year-old has often been starved of supply which has led to him being unable to get the goals his movement and unselfish play often merits.

Amad Diallo – STAY: In the fleeting moments he has been on the pitch for Man Utd this season, Diallo has looked dangerous and exciting. He should be given a chance to flourish with some proper chances in the first team across a whole season.

Tony Robertson

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