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United announce singing section experiment

United will have a special singing section for supporters

By | 19th September 2013
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Premier League champions Manchester United have announced their formal plans to experiment with a dedicated singing section at Old Trafford in an effort to improve the atmosphere on match days. The Old Trafford faithful have been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism in recent years, with former captain Roy Keane once pointing the finger at the “prawn sandwich brigade” for being responsible for the lower volume levels and engagement at matches.

Now, the Red Devils are planning to have 1,400 of their loudest supporters sit at the corner of the south stand and the east stand – traditionally the section for the away supporters – in a bid to increase the volume level. The singing section will be on the opposite side of the stadium from the famous Stretford End, ideally reinvigorating a less vocal part of the crowd. The away supporters will then be moved to the second tier of the east stand, directly across from the Stretford End’s faithful supporters.

The club announced their plans on their official website at ManUtd.com, and revealed that the experiment will take place during the club’s next home Champions League fixture against Real Sociedad at the end of October. Season ticket holders and club members can apply for the right to be in the singing section by sending an email to otsingingsection@hotmail.co.uk.

United won their opening Champions League match Tuesday night 4-2 over Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford.



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