Belfast Telegraph

Home News Viral

Waterfall drenches section of Old Trafford seating before Manchester derby

Video clips showed a torrent of water soaking seats ahead of Manchester United’s clash with City.

Manchester United fans race to the ground in the heavy rain before the Premier League match at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)
Manchester United fans race to the ground in the heavy rain before the Premier League match at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)

Fans got a soaking on their way to the Manchester derby as a thunderstorm hit Old Trafford in the build-up to the match.

Video clips showed heavy torrents of water pouring off the roof on to a section of seats in the corner of the ground, though luckily for those with tickets in that part of the stadium, the forecast was relatively clear for the rest of the evening.

Several fans will have taken their seats already soaked, though, as the Manchester weather lived up to its reputation in the hours before kick-off.

City needed victory to return to the top of the Premier League while United went into the match seeking a response to a 4-0 loss at Everton on Sunday which left their top-four hopes in peril.

Goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane helped City to a 2-0 win which sent them top of the league by a point with three games remaining.

PA

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph