Manchester United followers are set to complain to UEFA after Sevilla hiked ticket costs for his or her Champions League knockout conflict.
Supporters might be pressured to pay as a lot as £133 for a ticket for the round-of-16 tie in Spain in February.
United have confirmed they’ve obtained an allocation of two,450 tickets priced between £89 and £133 for the sport on the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Feb. 21.
It is a rise of 40 p.c on the £54 Liverpool followers paid for a ticket once they performed Sevilla within the group phases in November.
Leicester followers had been charged £51 per ticket for his or her round-of-16 tie at Sevilla final season.
Sources have instructed ESPN FC that United are conscious of the problem whereas the Manchester United Supporters Belief say they’re planning to take their case to UEFA.
A press release from MUST learn: “It’s too early to know whether or not we will change this however we’re already involved with each Manchester United and Soccer Supporters Europe (FSE) and might be lobbying UEFA and different our bodies who could possibly affect this exploitative pricing.”
United followers making use of for tickets had been initially instructed they’d price £54 — an estimated price set by United.
It’s more likely to imply some supporters must hand their tickets again if they’re profitable within the poll.
Regardless of the complaints, Sevilla followers had been charged €80 to €180 (£68 to £153 primarily based on the trade price on Feb. 19, 2017, when tickets had been made accessible) for his or her round-of-16 tie at house to Leicester final season.
A Sevilla supply instructed ESPN FC that the costs had not been elevated attributable to United’s involvement and that the house followers can be charged the identical quantity for that conflict, simply as that they had for the Liverpool recreation.
The supply stated: “The costs for the Champions League group phases are generally cheaper than for the final 16 so it isn’t as a result of it is Manchester United that they turn out to be dearer. If Sevilla advance to the quarterfinals, the tickets are more likely to be dearer than with respect to the earlier spherical.
“Nonetheless, United followers pays the identical worth that Sevilla followers paid in opposition to Liverpool within the group phases.
“For the sport in opposition to Manchester, the followers of Sevilla pays the identical as these of United.
“The Manchester United followers can have 5 p.c extra [allocated tickets] than with respect to what they’re entitled to — 2,450 (aim stands — 100 euros) and 245 in principal tribune (150 euros).”
He added: “The Liverpool followers paid much less as a result of there was a earlier settlement between the golf equipment (60 euros).”
ESPN FC’s Spain correspondent, Adriana Garcia, contributed to this report.
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Observe him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.