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Manchester United parade route revealed

Manchester United players celebrate
Image caption Fans hope their team in red will also win the Champions League final on Saturday

Details of Manchester United's victory parade have been revealed.

Thousands of fans are expected to mark the club's record-winning 19th league title by lining the 4.5 mile route from Manchester Cathedral to Stretford Mall.

Players will parade the Premier League trophy from an open-top bus on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May.

Supporters hope it will be a double celebration coming just days after the Champions League final against Barcelona.

Beginning at 1000 BST, the parade route will take Sir Alex Ferguson and his players from Manchester Cathedral along Deansgate and Bridgewater Way.

The bus will then turn down Sir Matt Busby Way past Old Trafford and along Talbot Road before finishing on Chester Road in Stretford at approximately 1235 BST.

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Manchester United winning their 19th top flight title is a remarkable and historic achievement.

"We are sure fans will come out in their droves to celebrate and acclaim their heroes and that 30 May will be a memorable day for the whole city, especially if they also win the Champions League."

Greater Manchester Police say there will be a number of road closures, including Deansgate (from 0700 BST) and Great Ducie Street (from 0900 BST)

Access to many of the roads along the route will also be limited.

Police have also reminded fans that drinking alcohol will not be permitted along the route.

Temporary toilet facilities will be located along identified areas of the route and positioned on pavement areas off the roadway.

It is the second victory parade in Manchester in a week.

On Monday , up to 100,000 Manchester City fans celebrated their team's first trophy in 35 years with an FA Cup victory parade from Albert Square to the City of Manchester stadium.

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