Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man United fans seething as Midtjylland jack up prices for Europa League clash to €95

Published 07/01/2016 | 09:32

Manchester United fans are seething at being charged €95 for a matchday ticket to watch Louis van Gaal's men tackle Danish outfit FC Midtjylland.

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The price of a ticket for United supporters is €65 more than what Southampton fans had to pay €30 to sit in the away end at the MCH Arena, in August, for a Europa League qualifying match.

And even Midtjylland themselves have admitted that United fans are being charged that much because of the size and wealth of the Premier League giants.

The Danish side's commercial director said: "I can understand that it's expensive for a United fan to see FC Midtjylland and that they are angry themselves. But that's how it is.

"We are in competition with Manchester United to move forward, and their huge turnover and many TV money is so much greater than ours. I think we put up a very fair price, we could easily get sold out for the match, we took 1500-2000 kroner per ticket."

The Daily Mail reports that only 800 United fans will be able to get tickets for the Europa League Round of 32 clash on Feb 18 due to Uefa's strict restrictions.

Midtjylland's stadium can hold up to 11,800 but Uefa have ensured only 9,500 tickets will be made available for the match.

Telegraph.co.uk

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