Manchester United have introduced they may subsidise ticket prices for supporters travelling to the Champions League conflict with Sevilla after the Spanish aspect refused to decrease their costs.
United followers attending the sport on the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Feb. 21 had been advised they must pay £89.
Nevertheless, they have been despatched an electronic mail on Wednesday morning confirming United have set costs at £54 — the value Liverpool followers paid for a ticket for his or her group stage sport with Sevilla in November — that means every supporter will obtain a £35 refund.
United stated they’ve taken the “troublesome” choice to cost Sevilla followers £89 for the return leg at Previous Trafford on March 13 to make up the shortfall.
The e-mail despatched out to followers learn: “On this occasion we imagine that our travelling supporters are unfairly being subjected to elevated/extreme ticket costs from the host membership.
“This has been raised with Sevilla, and internally, however in the end Sevilla haven’t agreed to considerably decrease the value of tickets for our followers to what we view as an inexpensive degree.
“Subsequently we now have taken the troublesome choice to cost Sevilla followers for the return leg at Previous Trafford the identical quantity as our followers have been charged for the away fixture.
“Now we have determined to extend the ticket costs for Sevilla followers for the sport at Previous Trafford, and use this enhance to subsidise our followers.”
Sources have advised ESPN FC the membership hope the transfer will act as a deterrent to different sides seeking to enhance costs for United followers.
Sevilla insist the hike displays the added significance of the sport as a result of it’s a round-of-16 tie, however it’s not the primary time United supporters have been subjected to elevated costs.
In 2012, followers have been charged £77.50 to observe a Europa League tie with Athletic Bilbao and £71 in 2016 for a sport in opposition to FC Midtjylland in the identical competitors.
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Observe him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.