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Man Utd 'call in specialists to improve atmosphere'

Old Trafford has been criticised for lacking atmosphere. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport/PA Wire

Manchester United have employed a specialist acoustic engineer in an attempt to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford, Manchester Evening News reports.

Despite the stadium being nicknamed the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and being the largest in the Premier League, the stadium was is often ridiculed for having a poor atmosphere. A club source told the Manchester Evening News:

"There were supporters in the Stretford End who thought they had made a lot of noise only for friends in different parts of the ground to say they couldn't hear them."

The expert attended the Liverpool match in January and will visit the 75,000 capacity stadium again before the season’s conclusion, before submitting findings to the clubs management, according to Manchester Evening News.

The Premier League leaders refused to comment on how much they are paying for the specialist’s expertise.