Manchester United to Consider Return of Safe Standing: Daily Soccer Report

Manchester United have expressed an interested in investigating the viability of adding a safe standing area into Old Trafford.

According to a report in The Independent newspaper, the article reads:

The Independent understands that the club’s new chief executive, Ed Woodward, expressed a willingness to explore the idea when supporters’ representatives put it to him at a recent fans’ forum. With Woodward’s experience of standing at Chelmsford City, in his native Essex, being a contributing factor, the Premier League champions have now agreed to look at the logistics of altering the Old Trafford infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of supporters that a safe-standing area might bring.”

While United’s efforts should be applauded, it’ll be very unlikely that the Premier League will allow it. If controlled and modeled after the Bundesliga safe standing initiative, it could work and would generate better atmospheres in English grounds, but I don’t see the Premier League or FA changing their stance on this one.

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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