The Age-Old Atmosphere Debate Starts Again
At the weekend, after Manchester United had made hard work of opening up the Huddersfield defence, to eventually record a 2-0 win, Jose Mourinho had a few words to say about the atmosphere, or lack of it.
Mourinho, never afraid to speak his mind, wasn`t too impressed with the silence that greeted several periods of play, inferring that he wanted those inside the ground to make some more noise, indeed, wanting Old Trafford to have the same fervour as Fratton Park, where Portsmouth play, just one example he stated.
The comments didn`t go down too well with supporters and the red-top publication, the Daily Star, is reporting that Manchester United will hold talks with fans to discuss the subject matter.
However, it should be said that Old Trafford isn`t the only Premier League ground where the atmosphere is nowhere near what it used to be, the design of the modern stadia, whereby they are all-seated, doesn`t help matters.
Indeed, and I reckon that supporters of a few other Premier League sides would back me up on this when I say that the away support, for many clubs, is far more vociferous than the home support, probably because it is made up of loyal supporters as opposed to the many tourists and corporate clients we get at home matches.