Everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s Manchester United and Rochdale game

Date published: 25 September 2019

Ahead of tonight’s hotly anticipated game which will see Rochdale go head-to-head against Manchester United for the first time since 1986, here is everything you need to know if you're attending the match.

Dale fans will now be able to pay on the night at Old Trafford for the Carabao Cup round three tie.

Tickets must be purchased from United’s ticket and membership service building, which is located on the club’s W2 car park, before heading to the turnstiles. These can be purchased by either cash or card.

If you have bought your ticket in advance, you can collect from the RAFC ticket office until 2pm, or collect at Old Trafford from the ticket and membership service building, located on the W2 car park (see the Visiting Supporters’ Guide below for the location).

Prices are as follows:

  • Adult (21-64) - £37/£36
  • Senior (65 and over) - £22
  • Under 21 (18-20) - £29
  • Under 18 (16-17) - £22
  • Under 16 (0-15) - £10

Seating arrangements

Supporters must sit in the seat allocated on their match ticket at Old Trafford.

Fans are urged to arrive as early as possible in order to avoid queues at the turnstiles. Manchester United advise that you arrive no later than an hour before kick-off.

Official coach travel

Supporters who have booked on the club’s official coach travel to Old Trafford are encouraged to arrive no later than 5.45pm at the Crown Oil Arena, in order to ensure a swift departure at 6pm.

Please note that due to the number of coaches assembling at the Crown Oil Arena, supporters will be unable to park on the club’s car park.

Visiting supporters’ guide

Manchester United have a detailed Visiting Supporters’ Guide to prepare fans for their visit to Old Trafford:

It includes details on how to get to the stadium, matchday information, safety and security, prohibited items, matchday snacks and more.


Roads around Old Trafford and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, are extremely busy on matchdays.

Please plan your route to the stadium in advance and allow more time than usual for your journey.

A strictly enforced resident parking scheme is in place on the streets around Old Trafford, which is made clear through on-street signage. Please do not park in these areas, as you will be fined and your vehicle could be clamped or removed.

Several roads are closed on matchdays so that pedestrians can travel to Old Trafford safely.

Bag policy

Visitors should not take a bag larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (8” x 6” x 2”) with them to the match – this equates to a small handbag. All bags will be searched and items larger than the permitted size must be taken to one of the bag drop facilities. Manchester United charge £5 to leave an item with them at a bag drop. All profits go to the Manchester United Foundation.

The away supporters bag drop is located between car parks E1 and E2, which are opposite the away turnstiles. Supporters using the bag drop facility are advised to do so two hours before kick-off.

Safety and security

There will be enhanced security checks in place for the match. Please arrive early and do not bring any large bags or rucksacks, to avoid delays in entering.

A full list of prohibited items can be found on Manchester United’s in the supporters’ guide:

Manchester United v Rochdale – 8pm, Old Trafford

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