An eyewitness tweeted a picture of Old Trafford with smoke coming out of it
A fire alarm has been going off at the famous stadium since 7am this morning.
Emergency services are at the scene tackling the blaze.
Sarah Louise Feeney tweeted: "Fire at Old Trafford in South Stand..Fire alarm going off since 7am and smoke!!”
A fire broke out in the South Stand of Old Trafford
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Fire at Old Trafford in South Stand..Fire alarm going off since 7am and smoke
Sarah Louise Feeney
The blaze began in the lift motor room and is believed to have been caused by a faulty lift.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 6.58am to Sir Matt Busby Way.
"Three fire engines from Manchester, Salford and Stretford attended the scene.
"We have isolated the electrics and extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and a CO2 fire extinguisher.
First pictures of Old Trafford reportedly on fire Mon, January 30, 2017
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Express Sport brings you the first snap of Old Trafford on fire this morning
Fire crews have been tackling the blaze at Old Trafford
A small electrical fire was identified quickly in the Sir Bobby Charlton stand around 7am today.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 30, 2017
"We are still on the scene."
Later in the morning, Manchester United tweeted: “A small electrical fire was identified quickly in the Sir Bobby Charlton stand around 7am today.
"The fire brigade attended and the isolated incident was dealt with quickly and effectively. There was minimal damage and there was no injuries.”
Eight months ago, United’s game against Bournemouth was abandoned because of an explosive device found in a toilet.
Old Trafford is the largest club stadium of any football team in the UK, with the nickname “The Theatre of Dreams”.
Manchester United played Wigan yesterday at Old Trafford and won four nil.
David Beckham spoke on Desert Island Discs about his time at Old Trafford and that he was “devastated” when they sold him to Real Madrid.
He told the Radio Four presenter, Kirsty Young, that he was not able to watch Manchester United for three years after his controversial move to Real Madrid.
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