Manchester United’s plans to expand Old Trafford’s capacity have been put on ice as the club intend to make as much funds as possible available to Jose Mourinho to invest in his playing squad.
Despite spending £300 million since his arrival at Old Trafford the Portuguese coaches side still look some way off being the finished article, and currently trail Premier League leaders Man City by 13 points.
It now seems that United’s board seem intent on backing Mourinho – who recently signed a contract extension – with a huge spending spree this summer in an attempt to regain their place as England’s most successful club on the pitch and not just commercially.
The Daily Mail, are reporting that plans to extend Old Trafford’s seating capacity from 75,000 to 88,000 have now been put on hold.
United still plan to increase the Stadium’s size in the future, and once the expansion is completed the Theatre of Dreams will be third biggest ground in Europe, behind only Wembley and Barcelona’s Nou Camp.