Manchester United to consider introducing 'song sheets' to improve atmosphere at Old Trafford
Manchester United management will look into the possibility of introducing song sheets in an effort to improve atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho recently complained that the club's home matches were too 'quiet', and speaking at a recent fan forum, the club's head of venue operations Dan Schofield said that they will consider the introduction of song sheets when he was asked about the prospect by a supporter.
"As you will most likely be aware, the atmosphere at Old Trafford is something which has been frequently commented on of late, both in the media and across social networks, and is a subject the club takes very seriously," said Schofield after minutes of the event were published on the club's website.
"To this end, senior management plan to further discuss this topic with fan groups and other interested parties and stakeholders to listen to concerns, ideas, etc and then to put forward recommendations to help facilitate positive change. However, our view is that ideally initiatives should be fan-driven."
Mourinho said last month that there wasn't a lot of enthusiasm from United fans and lamented the fact that Old Trafford did not have the same atmosphere as Fratton Park.
"It's not Portsmouth. I remember Portsmouth - such a small stadium, the atmosphere was absolutely incredible. In here, the atmosphere is a bit quiet and there is not very (much enthusiasm). But the players like to play at home."