Robins round off build-up to new campaign with showpiece game against Reds youngsters

By Joe Brayne

Picture by Jonathan Moore

Altrincham look to end their pre-season programme with a bang against Manchester United under-21s at The J.Davidson Stadium on Sunday (2pm kick-off).

Fresh from an impressive 2-1 derby victory over Macclesfield FC on Wednesday, the Robins will be eager to carry that momentum forward. The match enjoyed an extra bite as five yellow cards were shown during a competitive game.

Phil Parkinson praised his side’s ability to compete in hostile conditions, saying: “I knew there would be a bit of angst around the game. That is what you need going into the season - you don’t want shadow play.”

Following several strong individual showings over the past three weeks of friendlies, Alty fans could well witness Parkinson’s starting XI for the season on Sunday.

Manager’s Views

Phil Parkinson spoke with AltyTV after our derby victory against Macclesfield FC on Wednesday. 

About the Opposition

A youthful United side will arrive on Sunday off the back of their intense San Diego showdown against Wrexham.

Our trio of United loanees from last season - Joe Hugill, Maxi Oyedele (pictured on the main news page) and Sonny Aljofree - all featured in the United States. Sunday will provide a return to familiar territory, with all three players having helped Altrincham compete in the Vanarama
National League last season.

With a competitive Premier League 2 season looming and the opportunity for enticing loan moves, Manchester United under-21s will be keen to showcase their talents in front of a large crowd.

Recent Meetings


Altrincham 2-1 Manchester United XI, 30 July 2022
(Marcus Dinanga 2)

Ticket Information

£10 – Adult

£5 – Concessions (Over 65’s / Under 16 / NHS)

Remember, Altrincham fans can gain free entry to home friendlies with their season ticket.

Travel and Matchday Information

Altrincham fans who have purchased their season ticket for the 2023-2024 season can gain free entry. Purchase or renew your season ticket here.

As a reminder, our season starts at home against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday 5th August with a 3pm kick-off. Matchday and hospitality tickets for this game, and every other home league fixture, are now on sale on the website.
Single tickets for Sunday's match can be purchased in advance online.

Turnstiles will also be in operation, opening at 1pm. Please note there will be the option to pay by cash at the turnstiles on the day, but it is advisable to buy a ticket in advance if you can. There is an ATM opposite the ground at the convenience store.

We kindly ask all supporters – home and away – to arrive early to ensure you are in the ground in plenty of time for kick-off and to avoid late queues. Please note that all supporters will be searched with a metal detector on entry to the stadium for your safety.

A food menu is available in all three food outlets, offering a wide range of options to home and away fans. For wheelchair or pushchair access, please enter gate 5 and you will be looked after. The club’s retail shop will be open. Parking is street only.

Match Coverage 

Radio Robins is broadcasting live commentary on RadioAlty.

Join Brian Flynn, Jonny Crowther and John Edwards from 1.45pm.

Listen live on RadioAlty:

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And last but not least…

We sincerely hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.

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