Manchester United have reportedly entered talks over bringing safe standing to Old Trafford.

United are carrying out a 'detailed and comprehensive study' on the feasibility of implementing seats incorporating safety barriers, according to a report by Mail Online .

The report says officials from United have held talks with fellow Premier League clubs Tottenham and Wolves , who already have the seating - known as rail seating - in place at their stadiums.

United want to understand more about the process by which they incorporated rail seating into their stands and how the clubs manage those areas.

The club are in favour of safe standing - with rail seating now allowed under new regulations - and acknowledge that a majority of supporters would support the move.

Manchester United want to introduce safe standing at Old Trafford

However, the club will begin any process of incorporating rail seating until they are satisfied the safety of their supporters can be assured.

Standing was outlawed in the top two tiers of English football after the Taylor Report into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool supporters died during an FA Cup semi-final.

The safe standing area at Wolves' Molineux home

Standing remains illegal in the top two divisions but the new guidance means clubs can install seats with barriers that allow for safe standing, if certain conditions are met.

In 2018, then sports minister Tracey Crouch commissioned a review into safe standing after a petition calling for its introduction was signed by more than 100,000 people.

The rail seating used at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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In January, Crouch's successor Mims Davies said she thought all-seater stadiums remained the safest option but said she was waiting for further information before reaching a definitive conclusion.

Officials at United have taken steps recently to try and improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford - including introducing a 'singing section' - after criticism that the 'Theatre of Dreams' is too quiet.