For years now the atmosphere at Old Trafford has been criticised by fans and pundits with soaring ticket prices over the last decade or two just one of the many factors in why the the ground might at times be that bit quieter than it should be.
The addition of a dedicated ‘singing section’ in recent years was an effort by the club to consult with the fans about the type of atmosphere they wanted to create within Old Trafford, but according to the man charged with leading this new generation of players this seemingly hasn’t worked, or at the very least is nowhere near consistent enough.
Quoted in The Mirror, this is what the United boss had to say:
“I see a difference between games. I don’t think the atmosphere is consistent.
“Against Chelsea they wanted to play from the first minute to the last but against Anderlecht it wasn’t warm enough.
“If tomorrow we do not go to the final and next season we play Europa League it is because we are not good enough. We need to improve,” he added.
For some this could simply be a veiled way for Mourinho to gain a reaction from his home support in what is arguably the most important game of the season on Thursday.
United take on Celta Vigo on tomorrow night 1-0 up after their semi-final first leg win against the Célticos last week.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena