Manchester United announce season ticket price increase despite cost-of-living crisis

Manchester United have announced that adult season ticket prices are set to increase for the first time in eleven years.

The club cited rising match day costs for the 5% increase for fans, but have reiterated that the change to ticket prices has been kept to a minimum.

The percentage increase means that, for a season ticket in the Stretford End, the price will now be £285, a rise of roughly £15.

In a statement to fans, the club said: “Match day costs at Old Trafford have increased 40% in the last five years and in the last year alone they have gone up by 11%.

“We know fans are facing a tough time too with the increased cost of living, so it is important to us that we don’t just pass that increase on to you.”

The news comes in the wake of the potential departure of club owners the Glazer family, prompting large sections of the fanbase to question the move.

On Twitter, former United player Gary Neville expressed how odd the decision is and how it may impact any future sale.

He said: “Why would a seller that’s leaving before next season start to introduce something that has brought them more hate and they won’t benefit from? 

“It does beg the question whether they are really going.”

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