Manchester United have received permission to install 1,500 barrier seats - standing with rails - at Old Trafford as a trial measure, reports BBC Sport.
United will install the new section in the north-east quadrant for the 2020-21 season after Trafford council approval.
If the trial proves successful, the club will look to install barrier seats in other areas of the stadium.
United have struggled to deal with the problem of persistent standing for a number of years at Old Trafford.
With a capacity of just under 75,000, the stadium is the biggest club ground in English football.
Standing in English football's top two divisions was outlawed following recommendations made in the Taylor Report into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.