Manchester United are always in dialogue with supporters over ideas to improve the atmosphere within Old Trafford.
The ground has been criticised for being subdued on matchday and plans are already in place for the next campaign.
As we reported last week, the club have made 1,000 16-25 season tickets available in The Red Army section on the right hand side of the Stretford End. They will be priced at £285.
This is part of an initiative to bring like-minded young supporters together to generate more noise, as well as making live football more affordable for the next generation.
The club have also recently stopped playing the traditional Stone Roses ‘This is the One’ walk-on song after a request by fans to trial building the atmosphere organically before kick-off.
And the latest proposal from United fans is that players should applaud the fans as they enter the pitch.
As reported by ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, bosses have promised to put the idea forward to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and captain Harry Maguire after it was discussed in a recent fans’ forum.
This would see the Reds gathering around the centre circle and clapping the home faithful before the game begins.
We are all for any attempt made to help improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford. This could certainly generate a loud response from supporters that can boost the players.
However, we also don’t want the atmosphere to become too manufactured and we will keep a close eye on how this one plays out.
We are strong advocates of rail-seating and think it should be built within the ground to offer more fans the opportunity to stand up throughout the game.