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Man Utd still planning to trial safe standing at Old Trafford

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford FC at Old Trafford on February 23, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Manchester United hope to still trial a safe-standing section at Old Trafford following the current suspension of play due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The club put in a request back in February to install rails for safe standing inside the iconic stadium, but the process was halted when the virus swept across the world and saw the Premier League, along with virtually every other sports league, suspended indefinitely.

Alas, Man United’s desire to bring safe standing to Old Trafford remains strong and the process in motion. The club is said to have the support of the local Trafford council, with talks called “positive” prior to the season’s suspension.

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The original plan was for a trial period to be conducted this season. That remains the preferred path forward, assuming that games are once again held with fans in attendance before the conclusion of the campaign.

Fellow PL sides Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers have already installed rail seating at their grounds.

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