Manchester United have hit back at Barcelona after they set the away ticket price at £102 – the highest in United’s history outside of the final.
Manchester United will take on Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals next month.
The English side overturned a 2-0 deficit to impose a shocking defeat on Paris Saint Germain in the round-of-16 of the competition.
However, Manchester United fans received a setback ahead of the crucial away fixture at Camp Nou. In a statement released by United’s website, the club informed that Barcelona have set the away ticket price at £102. The price is the highest in Manchester United’s history outside of the competition’s final.
The club has hit back at the increased prices in style, however – by charging the same amount from the Barcelona fans.
Manchester United’s reply to Barcelona:
Manchester United criticised Barcelona in a statement released on their website, where they stated that the club’s supporters have been charged with increased prices for the tickets.
“In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are again being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club,” a statement from Manchester United read.
“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.”
Manchester United made a similar move last season during the round-of-16 fixture against Sevilla, where the Spanish club charged £82. At the time, Manchester United introduced a subsidy of £25.
Earlier in the season, Bayern Munich also raised the concern of high prices for away tickets ahead of their game against Liverpool in the round-of-16 of the tournament.
How Twitter reacted..
The €120 Barça are charging MUFC fans for Camp Nou is the most expensive ticket in MU’s history outside of a final. MUFC will now increase cost of Barça’s tickets at OT to €120…and use difference to subsidise ticket prices for travellers to Camp Nou down to £75.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) March 20, 2019
Barcelona are charging #mufc fans €120 for the away leg at the Camp Nou. United have now decided to increase the cost for Barça fans to €120 too. Difference will be used to subsidise the ticket prices for the away fans to £75 #mulive [@andymitten]
— utdreport (@utdreport) March 20, 2019
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) March 21, 2019
After Sevilla, Valencia & PSG, #Barcelona become the latest club to rip off #MUFC supporters, charging an obscene £102 for away tickets which United will now subsidise by charging Barca fans the same price.
— Matt Ford (@matt_4d) March 20, 2019
Manchester United will take on the Spanish champions in the first leg of the tie on April 10 at Old Trafford. The second leg will be played on April 16.