Manchester United ridiculed over plan to create 'Wall of White' at Liverpool
Manchester United have asked their travelling supporters to create a 'Wall of White' for their game with Liverpool next week; to the amusement of United and Liverpool fans alike.
United will travel to Anfield next week to meet their arch rivals Liverpool in the 1st leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.
In preparation for the clash, Manchester United have sent an email to their supporters asking their fans to wear the club's white away kit in order to create a 'Wall of White' in the Anfield away end.
In an email to fans who have purchased tickets for the game, the club announced they would be sending a free replica away shirt to fans making the journey to Anfield.
"In order to generate the best possible atmosphere at Anfield next week, the Club is delighted to give you (and all ticket holders to Liverpool) a complimentary white away shirt," the email read.
"We would like you to wear it at the match to help create create a 'Wall of White' as the team walks out'".
The free shirts will be delivered by postal service DHL ahead of the game next week.
The ploy to unite the away supporters in one white mass has been received with scepticism from many Man Utd fans.
@warrored Have you seen latest marketing idea about creating wall of white at Anfield.Crazy— Ivan Spottiswoode (@PRISMIvan) March 4, 2016
Someone in the @ManUtd marketing department probably thinks this "wall of white" idea is marvellous. They'd be mistaken.— Luke (@LukeJov) March 3, 2016
A "wall of white"? What ever next— Luke Hopkins (@lukehopkins88) March 3, 2016
Around 3,000 fans are expected to make the trip to Merseyside and all of them will be entitled to a free away shirt.
The move comes a week after Sunderland offered each fan a complimentary green away shirt for their Premier League match with West Ham.
The second leg between Manchester United and Liverpool will now be played at 8:05pm on March 17 after a formal request was made to Uefa asking that the kick-off team bep pushed back.
The tie was originally set to take place at 6:00pm, however United expressed fears that the time would cause traffic chaos in the surrounding areas of Manchester and Old Trafford.