Man United to look into handing out song sheets at Old Trafford to improve atmosphere

Man United to look into handing out song sheets at Old Trafford to improve atmosphere

Manchester United are consulting with fans over how to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford.

United are planning to canvass the views of supporters via a survey following criticism from manager Jose Mourinho about a lack of noise during matches at Old Trafford.

Speaking at a fans' forum last month, the minutes of which have been published on the club website, head of venue operations Dan Schofield said: "As you will most likely be aware, the atmosphere at Old Trafford is something which has been frequently commented on of late, both in the media and across social networks, and is a subject the club takes very seriously.

"To this end, senior management plan to further discuss this topic with fan groups and other interested parties and stakeholders to listen to concerns, ideas, etc and then to put forward recommendations to help facilitate positive change. However, our view is that ideally initiatives should be fan-driven."

During the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton, a section usually used to seat away supporters was reserved for fans who wanted to create a "loud and vibrant atmosphere", and this was deemed a big success.

A fan representative at the forum also suggested song sheets could be handed out to supporters to encourage more fans to join in, which Schofield said would be looked into.

Meanwhile, corporate media relations manager Andrew Lisgo said the prospect of launching a women's team remained "under review" and that a full update would be provided at the next meeting in May. United are the only one of the big six Premier League clubs who do not have a Super League side.


More in this Section

Shouldering the nation’s hopes: three players Ireland cannot afford to loseShouldering the nation’s hopes: three players Ireland cannot afford to lose

McIlroy off to nightmare start at WentworthMcIlroy off to nightmare start at Wentworth

Spurs slip-up as City bounce back – 5 things we learned from Champions LeagueSpurs slip-up as City bounce back – 5 things we learned from Champions League

Shakhtar are no pushovers and can still cause us problems at Etihad – GuardiolaShakhtar are no pushovers and can still cause us problems at Etihad – Guardiola


Lifestyle

There are literally hundreds of free events on offer this evening for kids and adults on Culture Night. Marjorie Brennan selects the best of them, in Cork and beyondCulture Night: Get out and make the most of it

The American heritage brand has put together a collection inspired by the most stylish Friends character.This is why Rachel Green’s style is the epitome of Ralph Lauren – as a new collection is announced

When starting out as a comedian, Cork man Andrew Ryan decided to go to straight to London, sidestepping the usual starting ground of Irish clubs and pubs.Cork comedian Andrew Ryan is 'a cross between Ardal O’Hanlon and Ed Byrne'

Rachel Marie Walsh knows the best eyeliners to try this season.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Essential eyeliners for a killer look

More From The Irish Examiner