Could tonight’s Manchester United V Ipswich Town match disrupt live Coronation Street episode?
Producers behind tonight’s live broadcast of Coronation Street fear that cheers and chants from Old Trafford will be heard, with the stadium less than one mile away from the set.
The hour-long episode is being broadcast from 7.30pm, just half an hour before the Manchester United versus Ipswich Town Capital One Cup clash kicks off at the 75,000-seat Theatre of Dreams.
National media reports revealed that Coronation Street producers have taken extra measures to get the set as sound proof as possible, but that bosses are hoping the home side doesn’t score for the first half an hour.
The live broadcast is marking the soap’s 60th anniversary on ITV.
It is the first time in just over 14 years that Ipswich Town has played at Old Trafford.
Around 4,600 Ipswich Town fans have tickets to the match, with 17 coaches organised by the club transporting several of them to Manchester.
Fans are hoping the blues can beat Manchester United – a feat last achieved in October 1997 – in the same competition the two clubs play each other in tonight.