Manchester United criticised for selling £55 tickets to FA Cup third-round replay v Wolves


Neither Manchester United nor Wolves really needed a midweek FA Cup third-round replay to add to their already congested schedules.

The Red Devils are in the middle of a run of eight games in 28 days, while Nuno's side have been plagued by fixture pile-up all season thanks to the Europa League.

It also means another costly night out for fans following the goalless draw at Molineux in the initial tie.

United have made matters worse by charging up to £55 for travelling fans who are not season-ticket holders or members. 

Wolves did not query the pricing strategy, per the Mail, but manager Nuno has protested about the impact on fans himself. 

"It's too much isn't it?" he said.

"So I don't agree. I would prefer it if fans do not pay too much but I cannot do anything about it. Make it cheaper, cheaper, cheaper."

Home supporters are also facing similar prices, though with a wider choice. With that in mind, it's unsurprising that this morning, with less than 12 hours until kick-off, there are still thousands of tickets still to be sold. 

This is the seat map on United's official website as of 8am today. 


Whereas a £30 cap is in place for away tickets in the Premier League, there's no such limit in the FA Cup - which is very bad news indeed for Wolves' 3,000 allocation. 

On Trainline, a return from Wolverhampton to Manchester could also set fans back up to £95. 

Lessons haven't been learned it seems from United's Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City, when tickets were on sale for as much as £66. It may be a semi-final, but for the smallest domestic cup and coming right after Christmas, that's a ridiculous amount of money. 

Wolves fans will at least be confident of seeing their team get a result. 

Since winning promotion back to the Premier League, they haven't lost to United once, winning two and drawing three in all competitions. 

But whatever happens on the pitch, this is supposed to be the people's cup and at this rate, Old Trafford looks like it could be half empty. 

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