Manchester United have confirmed that they have appointed a team of leading consultants to begin work on coming up with a plan for the redevelopment of Old Trafford.
Last month, it was reported that United were considering a number of options for redevelopment, with there being talk of demolishing Old Trafford to build a new stadium from scratch.
In a statement, the club said: “The team will be led by Legends International and Populous, both of which have a wealth of stadium development experience from across the globe.
“Work will begin immediately on developing options for Old Trafford and studying their feasibility, with the aim of significantly enhancing the fan experience.
“Fans will be at the heart of the process, starting with a meeting between the consultants and the Manchester United Fans’ Advisory Board later this month.
“A similar process is already under way in relation to the club’s training facilities, with KSS appointed to develop a masterplan for an expanded, state-of-the-art facility for the Men’s, Women’s and Academy teams.”
Both companies working on the plans collaborated previously on Tottenham Hotspur’s 63,000-seater stadium which opened in 2019, so they will have lots of experience of dealing with modern stadiums.