Manchester United have been urged to relocate executive supporters once dubbed the “prawn sandwich” brigade as well as the family stand and disabled section at Old Trafford in a bid to improve the stadium’s troubled atmosphere, which has been criticised by Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho’s most recent criticism of the noise levels at Old Trafford came in the wake of United’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town this month, when the manager accused fans of being “quiet”.
The Portuguese has made numerous remarks about the subdued atmosphere since taking charge at Old Trafford in May 2016 and his concerns are shared by the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST), who have now laid out a series of proposals in an open letter to the club’s group managing director, Richard Arnold.
While MUST want to see Old Trafford’s 76,000 capacity expanded and safe standing introduced in the longer-term, they have encouraged the club to consider a set of interim measures that could improve the faltering atmosphere in the shorter-term.
These include moves to “reclaim” the Stretford End in the lower West Stand and the Scoreboard End in the lower East Stand behind both goals - historically the loudest sections of the ground – by seating the club’s most vocal fans together in cheaper seats.
Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/02/14/manchester-united-fans-call-relocation-old-trafford-prawn-sandwich/258