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Manchester United to subsidise fans travelling to Sevilla

Manchester United to subsidise fans travelling to Sevilla

In a letter to supporters, United said: "We have taken the hard decision to charge Sevilla fans for the return leg at Old Trafford the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture".

The two clubs have been engaged in a price war over tickets.

The whole thing started when La Liga side Sevilla made a decision to charge the visiting fans section €100 per ticket which prompted outrage from Man United fans and the club itself in getting involved in trying to convince Sevilla to lower the price.

The £89 ticket was found to be the most expensive non-final or semi-final ticket offered to United's travelling support in the club's European history, with Manchester United Supporters' Trust at the time describing the charge as "exorbitant".

Manchester United have responded to their Champions League ticketing row with Sevilla by increasing prices for the Spanish side's supporters.

Jose Mourinho's side travel to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Wednesday February 21st, before the second leg in Manchester on March 13th.

United complained that Sevilla had unjustly bumped up their ticket price and, after failing to reason with their opponents, elected to match their £89 fee for away fans.

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"This has been raised with Sevilla, and internally, but ultimately Sevilla have not agreed to significantly lower the price of tickets for our fans to what we view as a reasonable level".

United raised their concerns with the Spanish club over pricing for the game but have now chose to charge the exact same amount for the second leg at Old Trafford after the Spanish club refused to back down over the dispute.

Whereas Liverpool met Sevilla in the group stage of this season's Champions League and their travelling support were charged £54 each for a match ticket, the visiting Man United supporters are being asked to fork out £89 each. He said: 'We have been working with the club since the ridiculous £89 price was known to ensure our fans didn't end up paying this much.

'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.

Sevilla get round the regulations on ticket prices because they have also increased the prices home fans will need to pay to watch the game.