Manchester United v Liverpool

Manchester United v Liverpool

Football

Location
Old Trafford
Date
Monday 22 August 2022 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Trafford, Stretford, Salford

England's two biggest clubs go head-to-head on Monday 22 August at 8pm.

It's the earliest the pair have faced each other in a league fixture since 1972. Can United get revenge for last season's thrashing?

If you're travelling to watch the fixture our key advice is:

  • Old Trafford is well-served by Metrolink with a number of lines and stops close to the ground.
  • Travelling to Old Trafford from the south via M60 Junction 7, road users should prepare for an additional 40 minutes added onto their journey as they travel along the A56 Chester Road towards Old Trafford.
  • Travelling from the east of the city along the Mancunian Way, road users can expect an additional 30 minutes to be added onto their typical journey time when travelling using this key road.
  • At the end of the game, there will be road closures in place for supporter safety. Expect delays of up to 50 minutes if travelling in and around Old Trafford.
  • Work is taking place on the Eccles line. No services will operate between Eccles and MediaCityUK for the duration of the works. A replacement bus service will operate between the affected stops.

Metrolink

There are a number of stops within easy walking distance of the ground:

Supporters can park for free at Parkway Park and Ride and board the tram to Wharfside - which is only a five-minute walk to the stadium. There are also several other free Park and Rides available - Click here for more options.

Work is taking place on the Eccles line. No services will operate between Eccles and MediaCityUK for the duration of the works.

A replacement bus service will operate between the affected stops. Services will operate every 15 minutes in each direction.

From Eccles towards MediaCityUK From Monday to Saturday, the first bus will depart at 5.16am and the last bus at 12.16am. On Sundays, the first bus will depart at 6.16am and the last bus at 12.16am.

From MediaCityUK towards Eccles From Monday to Saturday, the first bus will depart at 5.38am and the last bus at 12.38am. On Sundays, the first bus will depart at 6.38am and the last bus at 12.38am.

Metrolink tickets

We recommend using contactless payment for travel.

Just touch-in at the start of a journey and touch-out at the end using a contactless bank card or device (such as a phone or watch) at the on-stop machines. We’ll then calculate your fare, but make sure you use the same device to avoid being overcharged!

If you're travelling by Metrolink as a family, you can save money with our family travelcard which allows travel for one to three children (aged under 16) accompanied by one or two adults. However, this only is available via the on-stop ticket machines.

You can find further information about ticket prices, tram frequency and everything else at tfgm.com/metrolink.

Driving

Traffic on the roads is expected to be busy from around 6pm.

Pre-match journey times

No matter whether you are attending the game or commuting home; and which direction you may be travelling from, we've got you covered with our extra travel time predictions. You can also see our predictions for your specific route using our handy map.

  • Travelling from the south - If you are travelling via Junction 7 of the M60, road users should prepare for an additional 40 minutes added onto their journey as they travel along the A56 Chester Road towards Old Trafford.
  • Travelling from the east - Travelling from the east of the city along the Mancunian Way, road users can expect an additional 30 minutes to be added onto their typical journey time when travelling using this key road.
  • Travelling from the west - Because of the works on Trinity Way and Trafford Road, if you are travelling from the west side of Manchester towards Old Trafford, plan an additional 25 minutes into any journey by road.

If you are travelling to the official car parks then the quickest route is via M60 Junction 9, Parkway and Wharfside Way.

Post-match road closures

At the end of the game, there will be road closures in place for supporter safety. Expect delays of up to 50 minutes if travelling in and around Old Trafford.

Some of the roads that are likely to be closed due to safety include

  • Sir Matt Busby Way - Closed in both directions before, during and after the match.
  • Warwick Road (between Chester Road and Talbot Road) - Closed in both directions before, during and after the match.
  • A56 Chester Road (Warwick Road junction) - Closed in both directions 10 minutes before full time.
  • Wharfside Way - (between White City Circle and Sir Matt Busby Way) - Closed in both directions 10 minutes before full time.

On some matchdays, other ad-hoc closures are required due to safety and police incident.

Bus

If you are intending to catch a bus to Old Trafford the following commercial bus services will bring you closest to the ground – 250, 255, 256, 263 and x50.

Journey times could also be impacted due to the increased levels of traffic, so be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time for your travel.

Services are operating to a normal timetable but for more information consider following @StagecoachGM on twitter.

Walking

Old Trafford is easily accesible on foot from local areas - take a look at a walking map of the area to find the right route for you.

We are encouraging everyone who is within a 30 minute walk of the ground to make their journey on foot.

Cycling

Another quick and easy way to get to Old Trafford is cycling. Covered cycle parking is available at Trafford Town Hall, near the corner of Talbot Road and Warwick Road.

Explore your neighbourhood and make walking and cycling part of your matchday routine.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey.