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Barcelona to charge Man Utd fans €120 for a ticket to Champions League clash

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Manchester United pulled off mission impossible in their Champions League quarter-final clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

After losing 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed to beat PSG by at least two goals at the Parc des Princes.

But, somehow, they did just that.

With the help of VAR in injury-time, Marcus Rashford’s penalty put them 3-1 up on the night to send them through to the quarter-finals.

But things won’t get any easier in the last eight.

That’s because they’ve been drawn against Barcelona.

But it seems there’s already a bit of a battle off-the-pitch before the ties have even kicked off.

Barcelona announced they would be charging Man Utd fans €120 for their ticket at the Camp Nou.

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That makes it the most expensive United ticket ever outside of a final.

When fans already have to fork out for flights and accommodation, that is simply ridiculous.

But United have responded in style.

That’s because they’re now also charging Barcelona fans €120 for the first leg at Old Trafford.

And with the extra income, they will subsidise ticket prices for travellers to the Camp Nou six days later to £75 each.

In a statement, they wrote: “In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are again being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club,” a statement read on Manchester United’s website.

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“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.”

Brilliant from United.

But it’s not the first time they’ve had to step in to help their travelling fans.

Earlier this season, they subsidised tickets for away fans in Valencia and they did the same for the Europa League last-16 clash against Sevilla last season.

It’s time for UEFA to take action…

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