Manchester United fans wave flags ahead of their Uefa Europa League tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters Manchester United fans wave flags ahead of their Uefa Europa League tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters
Manchester United fans wave flags ahead of their Uefa Europa League tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Mitten

Jose Mourinho points out Old Trafford has lost its voice but atmosphere across English Premier League is out of tune

Manchester United’s home support is emblematic of how the game has struggled to balance traditional fans with global appeal

Manchester United fans wave flags ahead of their Uefa Europa League tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters Manchester United fans wave flags ahead of their Uefa Europa League tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters
Manchester United fans wave flags ahead of their Uefa Europa League tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.