Neville backs permanent Old Trafford singing section

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Manchester United coach Phil Neville has given his backing to a singing section at Old Trafford.

The club trialled the initiative against Real Socidead in the Champions League last year and will again use the section against Fulham in Sunday's encounter.

Old Trafford has often been criticised for it's lack of atmosphere, and it is hoped the introduction of a singing section will improve the atmosphere.

In a letter that will be handed out to the Old Trafford crowed before the game, Neville gave his support to the idea, believing the section could act as a catalyst for the rest of the stadium.

"In an ideal world, you want the whole stadium singing, all 75,000 people, but let's be realistic," the Daily Mail reports Neville saying.

"If the singing area can become permanent, that can act as a catalyst for other areas of the stadium.

"The club are doing the utmost to help give fans what they want. It comes from the fans but the club are listening."

Before the section can be made permanent, several issues must be ironed out, principally where the section should be.

A group of season ticket holders have been moved to accommodate the section for the visit of Fulham and have made their objections to the scheme known.

Several other Premier League clubs have implemented a singing section in a bid to improve atmosphere.

Arsenal supporter's group RedAction occupy a corner of the Emirates and Fans United - a group pushing for the introduction of a similar section at Old Trafford - will be hoping the Manchester club will follow Arsenal's example.

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