Phil Neville praises Manchester United's singing section

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Manchester United assistant coach Phil Neville has given the thumbs up to the Old Trafford singing section.

Manchester United have certainly received a fair bit of mocking from opposition fans for trialing a singing section, but you can't blame them for trying to take action to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford.

With fans often scattered around, bringing together those who want to remain vocal throughout the game and putting them together can surely only help focus the noise and encourage those on the pitch.

It has certainly got the backing of Manchester United assistant coach Phil Neville.

He took to Twitter after the 1-0 win over Real Sociedad to give his views:

 

David Moyes also gave his backing to the trial after the game, stating he thought it worked 'really well.'

The reaction of fans on Twitter who were involved has also been positive, and it certainly suggests it will be given another go.

Champions League nights in the group stages under Sir Alex Ferguson often had a 'routine' feel about them, whether it be supporters accustomed to success, or the boss' team selections themselves, it combined to often leave a bit of an empty atmosphere.

This occasionally translated onto the pitch, with poor results in recent years at Old Trafford against Basel, Benfica and CSKA Moscow examples.

If the singing section helps keep the players on their toes, it can only be commended, and other clubs may even begin catching on.

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