Manchester United reduce capacity for the Carabao Cup’s game due to ambulance strike

Manchester United will close the west stand tier 2 and North stand tier 3 for the Carabao Cup’s game against Burnley.

Manchester United will be up against Burnley in their first official game after the FIFA World Cup 2022. Manchester United will play the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup on 22nd December, Thursday. Manchester United have reduced the capacity of their ground as there are not enough Ambulance.

The plan was to play a closed-door game but a limited amount of fans are allowed to watch the game. There is an ambulance strike that will be happening on 21st December and thus due to a lack of ambulances the west stand tier 2 and the North stand tier 3 of Old Trafford (Manchester United’s home ground).


Manchester United has made an official statement regarding this and thus there will not be many fans allowed in the stadium for this round of 16 games of the Carabao Cup against Burnley FC.

“Due to the unavailability of ambulance service personnel as a result of a day of industrial action affecting North West Ambulance Service taking place on Wednesday 21 December, the club has been advised by safety authorities to reduce the capacity of our Carabao Cup fixture against Burnley,” read Manchester United’s official statement as posted on their official app.