Champions League: Sevilla, Manchester United on warpath

Jonathan Hernandez
January 13, 2018

Manchester United will charge Sevilla fans £89 a ticket for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, with the proceeds used to subsidise their own fans.

File image of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.

Manchester United have "taken the hard decision" of charging Sevilla fans an extra £35 to subsidise their own travelling support.

Sevilla have threatened to report Manchester United to UEFA as part of the furious ticket row between the Champions League rivals.

That was more than the £54 Liverpool supporters were charged earlier in the competition - and United today responded by announcing they would subsidise their fans by £35 each for their seats.

That means United fans will pay £54, the same as what Liverpool fans paid to see their side draw 3-3 in Sevilla in the group stage.

United have written to fans to say this move is, "a deterrent to future opponents who look to increase ticket prices for our travelling supporters".

United attempted to persuade Sevilla to lower their prices but discussions between the two clubs failed to lead to a significant reduction.

'We have made a decision to increase the ticket prices for Sevilla fans for the game at Old Trafford, and use this increase to subsidise our fans, as we want this to act as a deterrent to future opponents who look to increase ticket prices for our travelling supporters.

"Sevilla will demand through UEFA that United comply to the ticketing rules that tickets for home and away fans have a similar price for similar categories".

The Red Devils hit back in the bust-up and chose to charge Sevilla fans travelling to Old Trafford the same amount for the return clash at Old Trafford in March.

This represented the highest ticket price for a game outside of a final or semi-final in the club's history.

"Further to our recent confirmation that you were successful for the Sevilla away game, we wanted to inform you of a change in what you will be charged for this game".

A refund of £35 will then be passed down to their own supporters for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

"We have been working with the club since we became aware of the ridiculous £89 Sevilla (away) ticket price", they said in a statement on Twitter.

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