Manchester United have reportedly filed all the paperwork necessary that would allow them to construct a safe-standing area within Old Trafford.

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Manchester United had hoped the move, which would see them install rail seating, would be approved and in place before the start of next season but as nobody knows when this season will even finish, it’s not clear what will happen now.

United had also hoped to have received a reply from Trafford Council by this point but the global pandemic has pushed football, understandably, to the bottom of the priority pile.

It was first reported back in February that United were formalising plans that would see them introduce a safe-standing area at Old Trafford.

All-seater stadiums have been mandated since the 1994/95 season following reports into the Hillsborough disaster with fans seen as the major problem which we now know was not the case.

Not that we didn’t know that at the time as well.