Manchester United v Rayo Vallecano

Manchester United v Rayo Vallecano


Old Trafford
Sunday 31 July 2022 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Trafford, Stretford, Salford

For Erik ten Hag's first game at Old Trafford, Manchester United take on Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.

The pre-season friendly takes place from 4pm.

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

  • Old Trafford is well-served by public transport with a number of Metrolink lines and stops close to the ground.
  • Expect the roads around the ground to be busy from 1pm onwards as fans make their way to the stadium. If you have to drive to the game, allow additional time for your journey and remember roadworks are taking place on Trafford Road.


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


We encourage passengers to pay via contactless especially for events, to beat the queue at the ticket machines. If you decide to pay for your ticket this way, please remember that the ticket you are purchasing is for one adult only. It is not possible to touch-in and out for multiple tickets.

If you are travelling with children, a child or family travelcard will need to be purchased from the ticket machine.

Make a day of it at The Trafford Centre

You can also make a day of it with a trip to The Trafford Centre before the match where you can do a spot of shopping or grab something to eat!

You can visit the centre and catch the Trafford Park Line to the ground, alighting at Wharfside.


Traffic on the roads is expected to be busy from around 1pm. Trafford Road and Chester Road are expected to have significantly increased journey times as fans make their way to the ground and other road users travel to the many shops and leisure activities in the Trafford area.

In addition, major roadworks are also taking place on Trafford Road which are leading to increased journey times.

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


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.


Old Trafford is easily accesible on foot from local areas - beat the traffic and take a stroll to and from the match.

We are encouraging everyone who is within 30 minutes of the stadium to make their journey to the match on foot. Earn that half time pie!

From the city centre it's a 45-minute walk along the Bridgewater Canal.

Click here to see all local areas within a 30-minute walk of Old Trafford

Useful Links

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