The Premier League leaders have played on the same grass for six years, but will need to replace it at the end of the season after it became boggy over the Christmas period
Manchester United will spend £500,000 this summer to relay their worn-out Old Trafford pitch.
Sir Alex Ferguson has requested new grass after the current turf became sunken and boggy during the course of the season, particularly over the Christmas period.
United have already spent around £500,000 in recent years trying to keep their existing pitch in good shape, including patchwork repairs over the last few months.
A hybrid pitch, made up of synthetics and grass, will be installed by Dutch company Desso the day after United's final home match of the campaign against Swansea on May 12 and will take two-and-a-half months to bed in.
Desso are a market leader and have provided the current pitch at Wembley as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham.
The high stands at Old Trafford prevent a large amount of sun access and groundsman Tony Sinclair has been using sun lamps on the pitch at every opportunity.
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