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United make Singing Section permanent

rp_Manchester-United-v-Real-Sociedad-2485304-200x200.jpgManchester United have confirmed that after trials against Real Sociedad and Fulham this year, the Singing Section will become a permanent feature at Old Trafford from the beginning of next season.

Fans United, the group behind the initiative which includes different fanzines and forums among which feature Stretford End Flags, Red News, Andy Mitten and Reclaim United, have today announced that the Singing Section will be located in the J Stand, meaning that those season ticket holders who sit in that area of the ground will have to be moved, unless they’ve signed up to take part in the initiative.

The decision to include a singing section in a bid to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford was largely welcome, but many feel season ticket holders got the raw of the end of the deal, with some of them forced to abandon seats that they’ve occupied for years, as they’ll be relocated to other parts of the ground.

On their official website, United have published the reasons behind the decision to implement a singing section, after Fans United had campaigned for its inclusion for over two years.

Here’s what, according to manunited.com, led the club to give the singing section the green ligh:

• The relatively small number of people in the Singing Section within the North East Quadrant generated healthy noise levels within certain areas of the stadium.

• The Singing Section seemed to energise the Streford End such that the larger numbers within the Streford End helped to generate yet higher noise levels across the stadium.

• The East Stand also appeared to be more vocal than on previous occasions, perhaps due to the noise levels generated by the nearby Singing Section.

• The away supporters were hardly audible at the perimeter of the pitch close to the North Stand

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Dan