The Manchester United Supporters' Trust want to buy Old Trafford.
MUST has lodged an application to be given the chance to buy Old Trafford should the stadium ever be put up for sale.
There is no suggestion United's owners, the Glazers, are looking to sell.
But that has not stopped MUST submitting a nomination to Trafford Council for the ground to be registered as an 'Asset of Community Value'.
MUST chief executive Duncan Drasdo said: "A listing reduces the chances Old Trafford could be secretly sold off and worse still United move to a new location.
"We don't have any reason to assume the Glazers have any plans to sell. If that is the case, they should have no reason to oppose this application."