Everyone is saying the same thing about the Soccer Aid pitch
It's seen better days
Fans travelled in their thousands today to watch Soccer Aid, the one game per year that brings entertainment to Old Trafford.
The charity friendly is competed between an England side and a Rest of the World XI, both comprising retired pros, celebrities and some players in the twilight of their career, such as Yaya Touré and Robbie Keane.
The quality of football is never that great, that's part of the charm, but people feared it would be worse than usual today when they saw the state of the pitch.
There was a Rolling Stones concert at Old Trafford midweek, which meant that the pitch had to be used for those standing at the gig, which would explain why some patches looked more green than others.
Still, it didn't stop Olly Murs playing a defence splitting pass to Darren Bent in the opening minutes. The former England striker made no mistake with the finish.
— Mike (@MikeDingDong) June 10, 2018
That Old Trafford pitch looks poor for Sunday league football.
— The Eagles Beak (@TheEaglesBeak) June 10, 2018
I don't remember the last time pitch at Old Trafford looked this bad
— Adam Doležálek #GlazersOUT (@Aidam95) June 10, 2018
If that’s not a new pitch just been laid at Old Trafford then that’s a terrible pitch btw.
— Davie Van Bronckhorst (@dave_n84) June 10, 2018
The Old Trafford pitch is less like a carpet and more like 200 of those carpet samples stuck together
— Major Charles Christmas (@JoeStephenson96) June 10, 2018