Champions League: Manchester United take ‘difficult decision’ ahead of Barcelona tie

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Manchester United have hit back at Barcelona, over ticket prices for next month’s Champions League quarter-final at the Nou Camp.

The LaLiga champions are charging visiting supporters £102 per ticket for the second leg.

The figure is the most expensive single ticket price in United’s history outside of a major European final.

In a swift reaction, the Red Devils have confirmed that they have taken the “difficult decision” of charging Barcelona fans the same price for the first leg at Old Trafford, in order to subsidise United fans making the journey for the away leg.

“In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are again being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club.

“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,” an official statement from the Premier League club read.

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