Man United set to bring 23,500 fans back to Old Trafford

Man United set to bring 23,500 fans back to Old Trafford

- Manchester United could be the first team to allow fans to watch their live games

- The club's representative announced that they have met with the government conditions

- It is understood that the 23,500 seats are up for grabs in their 76,000 capacity at old Trafford

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Manchester United are looking like the first team to bring fans back into their stadium to watch their matches live, Sport Bible.

Fans have been restricted from entering match venues due to the pandemic despite the open-air conditions and plans from clubs to ensure their supporters observe social distancing.

Matches have been screened in cinemas this season as the UK government are still adamant about not letting fans enter stadiums.

Man United set to bring 23,500 fans back to Old Trafford
Man United set to bring 23,500 fans back to Old Trafford. Photo by Alex Livesey
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During pre-season, Brighton allowed about 2,000 fans into the AMEX Stadium during their 1-1 draw with Chelsea last September.

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However, United's Chief Operating Officer Collette Roche believes that the Red Devils have met with government conditions to allow at least 23,500 into their 76,000 Old Trafford capacity.

Roche told Sky Sports:

"We spent around two months working with the government guidelines to develop the right processes and measures,"
"That's to make sure we can have around 23,500 people in this stadium safely at social distancing.
"I guess sometimes it's quite amusing to understand why people can gather in other settings such as in an aeroplane, restaurant or even in a cinema.
"But we know we've got the plans and the processes ready to deliver match day here safely."

Some Bundesliga and the French Ligue teams have allowed fans into the stadiums including Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-German.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted after United's 0-0 draw with Chelsea that his team s might have managed to grab all three points if their fans were present at the Theatre of Dreams.

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He said:

"In the second half we pushed on and if the Stretford End is full, we might get that ball over the line."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Paul Pogba has not been starting for Man United line up in the last three matches as he is still recovering to full fitness, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mirror.

The France international was in Solskjaer's first XI in the defeat to Crystal Palace, the win over Brighton and the 6-1 thrashing from Tottenham.

However, the 27-year-old has come in as a second-half substitute in United's last three matches at Newcastle, Paris Saint-Germain and recently Chelsea at Old Trafford.

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