Back in the early 80's Old Trafford felt positively space-age compared to most British football grounds, thanks in no small part to the incredibly influential cantilever roof which ran around the United Road Stand and Scoreboard End.
The above two pictures were taken by me on a tour of Old Trafford in 1985, and show two angles of the roof from pitch level.
By the mid-2000's virtually every other middle-sized provincial football club in England, from Sunderland to Southampton, had copied this design for their own new stadiums.
As a former structural steelwork draughtsman, and in homage to its lasting legacy, I have used accurate scaling techniques to recreate Old Trafford's cantilever roof in its early 80's form here, in this original digital art print.
A unique piece of artwork and gift for any discerning Manchester United fan.