MANCHESTER UNITED’S win over Astana was watched by just 50,783 fans – which is the lowest attendance at Old Trafford since 2012.
Thousands of supporters avoided the Europa League clash as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scraped a 1-0 win over the Kazakh champions.
It was the club’s lowest home attendance since 46,358 fans watched a Capital One clash against Newcastle seven years ago.
And it was around 8,000 less than Manchester United’s previous lowest in a Europa League contest.
Old Trafford – commonly known as the Theatre of Dreams – can hold up to 76,000 fans on a matchday.
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But the stadium looked half empty as Solskjaer’s side kicked off their campaign with an unconvincing win.
Mason Greenwood scored the only goal of the game – making him the club’s youngest ever scorer in Europe at 17 years and 353 days.
The atmosphere inside Old Trafford was dull as the Norwegian boss puts his trust in the youngsters including Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes.
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The Red Devils will be hoping for more support when they travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham on Sunday.
United’s lowest attendance on record was a 3-0 win over Fulham in 1950 – when just 11,968 fans decided to show their support.
And the stadium reached a record high when 76,098 supporters rocked up to watch United take on Blackburn in 2007.