Leeds United have a massive game at Old Trafford on Sunday – it’s one of the most anticipated games of the season for the fans.
And United could get a helping hand from the government if Manchester is put into Tier 2 in the first of its fortnightly reviews on December 16.
If they are put into Tier 2, United will be able to open the Old Trafford doors for 2,000 fans on Sunday.
United have already highlighted this game as the first one where fans could come back into the stadium.
Marcelo Bielsa has made his point of view clear, saying that fans should only come back when all clubs can have them.
As it stands, some clubs have an advantage, with Leeds really struggling at Elland Road playing behind closed doors.
Leeds have only won one game at home all season.
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was very clear about the advantage the fans are giving clubs when he commented on the Crystal Palace and Spurs game on Sunday (Sky Sports, Sunday, 4pm).
Jeffrey Schlupp equalised in the 81st minute in front of the Palace fans and Souness said afterwards, “Even a few thousand fans making a noise, they give you an extra yard.”
There was talk of the ball being sucked into the goal in front of the fans and Palace having a 12th man.
Let’s make one thing clear. We’re desperate for fans to come back into stadiums and can’t wait until we can get back into Elland Road again.
But, how can it be fair that some clubs get fans and others don’t?
If United get 2,000 fans into Old Trafford on Sunday and Leeds have none against Newcastle on Wednesday, how can that be right?
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa admits that Leeds have a big problem ahead of clash v Newcastle