Manchester United to invest £50M in Carrington

Manchester United are set to invest £50M in their training complex at Carrington set to be revamped by Foster+Partners.

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According to the official release by the Communications Department at Manchester United, United is set to invest £50M in its training complex at Carrington to modernize the facilities to the latest demands of modern-day football. All the facilities will be refurbished to make it a state-of-the-art facility, with work commencing from next week. Manchester United moved to Carrington in 2000 from the famous Cliff to the most modern facility at that time. However, Carrington has fallen behind in terms of facilities over the years.

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The mind behind the design of the iconic Lusail Stadium in Qatar, which hosted the World Cup final is set to lead the project. Manchester United fan Lord Norman Foster led Foster+Partners will be responsible for revamping the facility which has come under immense criticism from various former reds including Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Our aim is to modernize and revitalize the building as a catalyst for future footballing success, creating spaces that inspire a culture of collaboration, unity, and belonging."

Lord Foster, Founder and Chairman

Manchester United's new minority stake owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe outlined his vision for the revamp of the training facilities in Carrington.

"We want to create a world class environment for our teams to win. When we conducted a thorough review of the Carrington training facilities and met with our men’s first team players, it was clear the standards had fallen below some of our peers. This project will ensure Manchester United’s training ground is once more renovated to the highest

Sir Jim Ratcliffe

The revamp will take almost the entire season of 2024-25 and will focus initially on the gym, medical, nutrition, and recovery facilities. However, Adjustments will be made to the remaining Carrington facilities to ensure training can continue for all those involved. This £50M investment follows the £10M already invested by Manchester United in the Women and Academy facilities.

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