Five Best Away Grounds for Manchester Utd Fans

With the largest number of fans of any Premier League club, Manchester United inevitably travel with a sizeable following whenever they hit the road.

Getting Man United tickets for away games can be extremely tough, but it is well worth the effort if the team records a victory on enemy territory.

With that in mind, we have scoured the list of Premier League stadiums to identify what we think are the best away grounds for Man United fans.

Anfield – Liverpool

No self-respecting Man United fan would ever say they ‘like’ Anfield, given that it is home to the team they despise most on the planet.

However, when it comes to away days, there is no better feeling than silencing Liverpool fans and heading home to Manchester with a win.

Some of the visits to Anfield during the Sir Alex Ferguson era were truly memorable, and recent years have not matched up to those experiences.

Setting the record straight when the Red Devils visit Anfield on December 16 would undoubtedly be the perfect Christmas present for the club’s fans.

St James Park – Newcastle United

Man United legend Paul Scholes identified Anfield and St James’ Park as the grounds he enjoyed playing in most during his career.

In an interview with The Overlap, the former United midfielder waxed lyrical about facing Newcastle United on their own patch.

From an away fans’ perspective St James’ Park is not a great place to visit. Supporters are miles from the pitch and the ticket allocation is skinny.

Despite this, coming away from the north east with a victory is the perfect way to celebrate a trip to one of the biggest football hotbeds in England.

Emirates Stadium – Arsenal

Arsenal have received plenty of plaudits for the design of the Emirates Stadium since it first opened its doors and its easy to see why.

The sightlines are a notch above pretty much any other Premier League ground, making this a great place to watch top-class football.

Away fans can generate a decent atmosphere at the Emirates – a factor which has not helped United much on their recent visits.

The Red Devils have the perfect opportunity to put home supporters back in their box when they visit north London this weekend.

Villa Park – Aston Villa

Villa Park is a fantastic place to watch football. It’s what fans of a certain age would call a ‘proper ground’ rather than a soulless arena bowl.

Away fans get a decent view and the design of the stadium means they can generate plenty of noise throughout the 90 minutes.

Home supporters do there bit to contribute to the atmosphere, which generally makes games between the two teams entertaining to watch.

With the local police and stewards generally taking a relaxed approach to fans having a bit of fun, Villa Park is a great place to visit.

Selhurst Park – Crystal Palace

Fans who have watched United lose at Selhurst Park will understand just how annoying the song ‘Glad All Over’ can be.

The 1960s tune by The Dave Clark Five is Crystal Palace’s anthem and they hammer it death whenever their team are in the ascendency.

However, the smaller nature of the stadium allows away fans to create a raucous atmosphere, which adds to the experience of visiting Selhurst Park.

On the downside, the ground is not easy to reach and some of the facilities are ancient. Despite this, it is still a great place to watch United play.

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