London: Manchester United have banned supporters from bringing iPads or other tablet devices into Old Trafford this season.
There has been a growing trend among fans across the country to film and photograph action from matches on iPads or other tablets, which can interfere with the view for other spectators.
There are also fears over copyright with tablet devices offering the possibility to film an entire match in high quality. This has forced United to take action. The club have written to fans to update them on the new policy.
“We want to make you aware of an update to our club policy regarding home matches,” the email read. “Supporters cannot bring large electronic devices (bigger than 150mm x 100mm) inside the stadium. For example, iPads or other tablet devices and laptops are now prohibited.
“Also please be aware that large bags, large cameras and liquids (with the exception of a small bottle of water with the top removed) are included in our list of prohibited items.”
Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has handed in a transfer request and told his club he wants to be allowed to join Manchester United.