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Posted on March 12, 2019 by staff

Manchester United ‘set for 5G future’

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Vodafone over implementing 5G technology at Old Trafford.

The Mail on Sunday reports that the Premier League giants are exploring the potential of installing high-speed fibre-optics around the stadium.

That would make Old Trafford one of the first venues in the UK to be ready to utilise the next-generation mobile network when it launches later this year.

Barcelona recently revealed its Camp Nou home will become the first stadium in Europe to feature 5G technology as standard.

The Mobile World Congress event in the city hosted the first broadcast of Ernesto Valverde’s team in action using 360-degree cameras connected by the fifth generation mobile technology.

The 5G project, developed by Barca and Telefónica, will enable fans at home to watch matches from anywhere inside the stadium using virtual reality glasses.

The Mail on Sunday’s report claimed that United are too looking at broadcast possibilities, including TV interviews with players on the pitch which use holograms of presenters from the studio.

Vodafone is a former shirt sponsor at United.