Jose Mourinho's repeated complaints about the atmosphere at Old Trafford haven't gone unnoticed by the Manchester United Supporters' Trust (MUST).
The democratic collective of just over 20,000 Manchester United fans would like to see an increase to the venue's capacity, but in the interim has suggested measures that could improve the sound. Their suggestions are to relocate executive seats, the family stand and, eventually, disabled followers.
The trust may have felt obliged to go over Mourinho's head after the Portuguese manager refused to meet with supporters in November to discuss his comments. One veiled dig from Mourinho was when he wrote "I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham" in his programme notes for October's Champions League visit from Benfica.
Per The Telegraph's James Ducker, MUST wants to "reclaim" both ends behind the goals, putting the most vocal fans in the cheaper seats. This move would see families and executives - the latter once famously dubbed the "prawn sandwich" brigade by ex-captain Roy Keane due to their supposed focus on the concessions rather than the game - relocated at Old Trafford.
MUST suggests disabled fans are offered "superior accommodation, custom designed to meet their requirements" before being relocated, allowing the East Lower section to mirror the noise coming from the opposite Stretford End.
The group also believes ticket prices should be reduced to attract young fans, while the facilities are upgraded to match or surpass those of their rivals.