Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Safe Standing 'Red Herring' over Old Trafford Buzz

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Safe Standing 'Red Herring' over Old Trafford Buzz

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UNITED have been warned safe standing will not solve Old Trafford's atmosphere issues if it isn't ticketed properly.

For years fans have been lobbying to have safe standing introduced at grounds across the country in the hope it will improve the atmosphere.

A recent petition, signed by more than 110,000 people, means there will now be a debate in parliament on the issue next month and, while United fans are backing the proposal, one fan group has warned it will not solve all of Old Trafford's atmosphere problems.

A spokesman for The Red Army, a supporter group set up to tackle United's atmosphere issues, told M.E.N. Sport: "We are really behind safe standing but it could be a red herring in solving the atmosphere problems.

"Unless the ticketing for the section is sorted out properly to get the right sort of people in there, it won't work. …

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