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Manchester United’s Old Trafford confirmed as second home of English football

21 January 2011 | Posted in Notes & Insights | By Michael Long | Contact the author

Manchester United’s Old Trafford confirmed as second home of English football

A clash of dates with the 2010/11 Uefa Champions League Final at Wembley means that Manchester United's home ground will be used to staged both the Football League One and League Two play-offs, the second and third highest divisions in the English football league system.

As such the 80,000 capacity Old Trafford, home of English Premier League team Manchester United, will host the League Two final on 28th May, while the League One final will take place just a day later.

Regarding the news, Manchester United chief executive, David Gill, said, "We are delighted Old Trafford has been chosen to stage these two finals. We are equally pleased that we are able to take the play-offs to the North West, an area that has been at the heart of professional football since its very origins.”

Football League chairman, Greg Clarke, added, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play these exciting winner-takes-all occasions at one of the great stadiums in world football."

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