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Manchester United could bring back standing areas

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According to The Independent Manchester United have taken into consideration the re-introduction of a safe-standing area at Old Trafford. United in the past have rejected the idea of standing areas being added to the stadium, by stating that it isn't equipped for it and legislation being another problem that will hinder United's chances of being able to bring the idea into practice.

United's new chief executive Ed Woodward is allegedly keen on the idea and will put the plan into consideration after supporters' representatives put forward the idea during a fans' forum.

Apparent reasons for Woodward putting the idea into consideration is due to having experience of standing at Chelmsford City which according to The Independent played a major role in the progression of the plot. 

Manchester United will now look into adjusting Old Trafford's structure to accommodate the safe-standing area and will look into the supporters it may bring.  

The decision came from a meeting with supporters last month to see what ways they believe would make an improvement to the atmosphere at Old Trafford.

United now join clubs such as Aston Villa, Cardiff, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Swansea and Hull who are all supporting the introduction of safe-standing areas in stadiums, but with Premier League giants Manchester United getting involved in the idea which gives the much needed backing of one of England's more elite clubs.

The biggest problem that the safe-standing scheme may face, is what happened at Hillsborough 15 April 1989 and investigation still ongoing being a major factor that is stopping the idea.

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