Manchester United To Introduce 'Atmosphere Section' At Old Trafford Next Season
To try and boost noise levels at Old Trafford next season, Manchester United will introduce a dedicated 'atmosphere section' within the first tier of the Stretford End.
According to a fan poll that revealed the home fans most likely to sing for their Premier League team, Liverpool came out on top last season, with United coming in fourth behind the likes of Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
But it seems the club want to change the atmosphere in Old Trafford for the 2019/2020 campaign, with 1,200 seats being dedicated to fans who want to belt out a tune throughout.
There has previously been successful trials of the section, but it will be officially rolled out later this year.
If the game had lived up to the atmosphere, there would have been 100 goals today.- Lars Magnus Igland Røys (@LarsMagnusRoys) February 24, 2019
Best atmosphere I have experienced at Old Trafford since moving to Manchester. The stadium was rocking! :raised_hands:
T-shirt tempratures in February as well. Just crazy! :joy::sunny: #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/9lqrspM4EN
United also revealed that they are freezing ticket prices for the eighth season in a row.
The club also announced that if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, they will reduce Europa League ticket prices by 25%.
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Manchester United group managing director, Richard Arnold, recognised the support from fans and spoke about the decision earlier today:
"The support from our fans and the atmosphere they generate is incredible, so we're delighted to be freezing season ticket prices once again in recognition of that." he said.
Last season, former manager Jose Mourinho complained that Old Trafford isn't loud enough for his liking, describing it as a 'quiet stadium' while comparing it to Portsmouth's Fratton Park, a fanbase known for their volume.
It was even suggested that song sheets would be handed out to help improve the atmosphere, but that never materialised, thank god.
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