Man Utd fans submit plans to boost atmosphere

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A fans’ proposal that Manchester United players should applaud the crowd before games at Old Trafford is set to be put to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Harry Maguire.

The idea would see the team gather in the centre circle before home matches to show their appreciation to supporters. It was put forward at the last fans’ forum with bosses having promised to discuss the plan with Solskjaer and Maguire in his role as club captain.

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If it is agreed, the pair will instruct the players to clap the fans before kick-off as well as after games.

Football across the globe has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. United have not played at Old Trafford since the 2-0 derby victory over Manchester City on Mar. 8 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

They have four Premier League home games to fulfil, as well as the second leg of the Europa League tie with LASK Linz.

Solskjaer and Maguire are also set to be asked about plans to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford. Fans have asked the club to stop playing music — traditionally This is the One by The Stone Roses — as the players walk out of the tunnel to allow supporters to « build an atmosphere naturally. »

The idea has been trialled at games in the past but if it is agreed by would become permanent. Solskjaer and Maguire will be invited to discuss the idea with the rest of the squad to « gain player opinions » before a decision is made.

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