Man Utd aim to liven up ‘quiet’ atmosphere at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER: Premier League heavyweights Manchester United will finally see its management act upon improving the atmosphere around Old Trafford, something which has come under criticism in the past from the likes of former captain Roy Keane and ex-manager Jose Mourinho.

Keane told UK newspaper The Telegraph that the ‘prawn sandwich brigade’ of supporters proved to be a hindrance in this regard, who seems to enjoy the comforts of the hospitality box rather than cheer on the team playing on the field.

It has also been reported that from the 2020-21 season, United will be dedicating a section in the first tier of the Stretford End at Old Trafford specially to liven up the atmosphere at the ‘Theater of Dreams’.

Fan groups such as The Red Army have been putting in efforts to bring younger, vocal fans together. The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust’s role in lobbying for more concession tickets to galvanise the next generation of supporters who cannot afford high ticket prices, has been vital.

As a result, the club has officially announced ‘freezing’ season ticket prices for the eighth consecutive year while also providing price concessions such as –

• £10 per game season ticket price for people under the age of 16 in dedicated ‘Family’ areas

• Tickets at half-price for people aged under 18 & supporters above 65 between £14-20 per game.

• 25% discount for 18-20 year olds and for all supporters in Carabao Cup and UEFA Europa League (if applicable) games.

Manchester United MD Richard Arnold commented: “The support from our fans is incredible and we’re delighted to freeze season ticket prices once again.”