Manchester United hopes that they can host the fans into the stadium soon and they think that they can host more than 23,000 fans at Old Trafford while maintaining the social distancing in order to curb COVID-19 spread. The club has said that they have left no stone unturned to follow all the SOPs provided by government in order to ensure the safety of their fans.
The chief operating officer of Manchester United Collette Roche said that they have spent almost two months working with the government guidelines in order to make sure that we can have 23,500 people into the stadium. The club’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward has requested the government to let fans enter the stadium to enjoy the game. He said that the spectators are barred from the games since the resumption of league in June after the three months break due to COVID-19. The fans last witnessed the game in stadium in March when United beat City 2-0.
The government of UK is hopeful that limited crowd will be allowed in the stadiums from October but PM Boris Johnson put a break on it after increase in COVID-19 cases. Manchester United has reported that they have lost 70 million pounds in revenue in the year to the June end due to pandemic restrictions.