Man Utd take stand against Barcelona over Champions League ticket prices

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Outrage at ticket prices being charged by Barcelona to Manchester United fans for next month’s Champions League quarter-final at Camp Nou have seen the Premier League side hit back.  The Catalan giants, whose motto is ‘More than a Club’, are charging visiting supporters £102 per ticket for the second leg showdown.  That figure is the most expensive single ticket price in United’s history outside of a major European final.  The move by the La Liga leaders has left United chiefs unhappy.   As such, the Red Devils have confirmed that they will charge Barcelona fans the same price for the first leg at Old Trafford, in order to subsidise United fans making the journey for the away leg.  The club did similar in the group game with Valencia earlier this season and in last season’s knockout tie against Sevilla.  A United statement labelled it a “difficult decision”.  “In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are again being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club.  “We have again taken the difficult decision to charge FC Barcelona fans for the home leg at Old Trafford the same amount that FC Barcelona are charging for the away fixture (£102).  “We will use the additional revenue gained from this to subsidise our travelling support by paying the £27 price difference for each of our travelling supporters.”  United fans will now be charged £75 for entry for the game in Spain, at the scene of their 1999 European Cup final triumph.  United have been given 4,610 tickets.  Unlike the Premier League, there are no fixed ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League.


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