It sounds like an April Fools' joke that has arrived a few days late, yet it appears that Manchester Utd have drafted in an "acoustic engineer" to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are frequently mocked for the lack of aural passion shown at the Theatre of Dreams: the clichés suggest the majority of the fans don't live in Manchester, while the stadium is usually filled with prawn sandwich-munching corporate guests and quiet tourists making pilgrimages to see the team they have arbitrarily chosen to follow.
Utd fans did little to disprove this reputation on my last visit, where home supporters were pretty subdued, save for chanting "United! United!" when they won corners.
The Manchester Evening News have more detail on the news that's bound to fuel the flames of mockery:
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The Reds have been looking at ways of turning up the volume at the Theatre of Dreams after complaints from supporters.
[...] M.E.N. Sport can reveal that, in a move which is sure to prompt jibes