How the Glazers broke Sir Alex Ferguson’s cardinal rule with Old Trafford revamp that gave accidental nod to Liverpool

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THE GLAZERS committed a cardinal sin when it came to sprucing up Old Trafford in 2022, it has been revealed.

And it all comes back to the shade of red that was used for a paint job on Old Trafford.

Employees and fans alike were furious that Old Trafford was painted in 'Liverpool red'

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Employees and fans alike were furious that Old Trafford was painted in ‘Liverpool red’Credit: PP.
Fergie insisted that Liverpool always play in a darker kit than Liverpool

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Fergie insisted that Liverpool always play in a darker kit than LiverpoolCredit: PP.

Sir Alex Ferguson was insistent that Manchester United has its own shade of red associated with it – and that it should never be too similar to Liverpool‘s.

The legendary manager insisted that United played in a dark shade of red during his reign.

And this even led to former kit supplier Nike designing a colour that would meet the manager’s specifications – named “Diablo red”.

Fergie believed that if United used a shade that was too bright, it would look as though the club were playing in a Liverpool shirt.

And the hatred of this colour extended to everything to do with the club, including how Old Trafford was decorated.

But the Glazers violated this back in 2022 when they re-painted parts of Old Trafford, and employees noticed that it was in the colour that Fergie despised.

An insider told ESPN: “They tried to smarten up Old Trafford with a paint job a couple of years ago.

“But they messed it up. They used the wrong shade of red. When Sir Alex was in charge, he would always insist that United played in a darker shade of red than Liverpool.

Fergie's dislike of a light shade of red led to Nike designing their own shade of red for the team

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Fergie’s dislike of a light shade of red led to Nike designing their own shade of red for the teamCredit: Getty

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“Nike, kit partners at the time, even designed a specific shade for the team’s kit called ‘Diablo Red.’ The paint they used for Old Trafford is Liverpool red — it’s too bright for United.”

It’s not the only mishap the Glazers have made with regards to the stadium during their reign.

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Fans have complained multiple times about the leaky roof at Old Trafford, which has become a symbol of the decline of the club.

Footage went viral last year of a stream of water coming through the roof, with fans also complaining that water can drip on them when queueing up for food at half-time.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has earmarked improving Old Trafford as a priority and has set aside £2million to build a ‘Wembley of the North’.





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