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Clubs embroiled in ticket price battle

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Elite clubs battle over ticket prices

Barcelona and Manchester United are currently in the middle of an interesting ticket price battle ahead of their Champions League clash.

The two European heavyweights are set to go head to head in the quarterfinals of the Champions League very soon.

While the game is very hotly anticipated, everyone is now talking about it for less positive reasons.

That is because it was announced this week that Barcelona would charge Man United’s away fans £102 per ticket.

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PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at Parc des Princes on March 06, 2019 in Paris, . (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Manchester United hit back at Barcelona

That is an incredible amount of money simply for a ticket, without considering the travel and spends needed for a European away game.

Safe to say, Manchester United were not best pleased with their fans being taken advantage of.

The Red Devils quickly hit back at Barcelona by admitting they would charge Blaugrana fans the same price for the second leg, £102.

They will then use the extra profits to subsidise their own fans, bringing the cost of tickets for Man United fans down to £75.

“We believe that our travelling supporters are again being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club,” a statement read, as cited by the Guardian.

Barcelona respond to Man United’s ticket price changes

While you would expect that to be the end, Barcelona have now responded to that price change.

As quote tweeted by La Liga correspondent Samuel Marsden, the Catalan giants have reduced the price of their travel package for the away leg.

While they were charging €250 for flights as well as travel to and from Old Trafford, they have now reduced that price to €210.

Though, it wouldn’t have to get to that point if ticket prices were fair to begin with.

Real Madrid & Paul Pogba’s likely Manchester United price tag

The other big talking point for Man United fans this week is Paul Pogba.

That is because he has been talking about a potential move to Real Madrid.

Now, there’s been some talk about Man United’s potential price tag.

Click here to see what that could be. 

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