Manchester United have been given approval to install rail seating for up to 1,500 supporters at Old Trafford, with the new plans set to be in place for the start of the new season.

Trafford Council have granted a request from the Premier League club to trial barrier seating, which will be located in J-Stand in the north-east quadrant of the 76,000-seat capacity stadium.

Although the start of the new 2020/21 Premier League season looks up in the air following the coronavirus pandemic, United hope to start the trial whenever the campaign gets the green light.

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And should the plan prove successful, the club are open to installing more rail seating in the hope that it improves the spectacle for supporters who have grown frustrated with persistent standing, rather than as a sign of the club’s support for safe-standing.

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