Sevilla have confirmed they will contact UEFA over Manchester United’s sudden ticket price increase and the English team’s failure to make five per cent of Old Trafford available to away fans.
Tensions between the two clubs rose on Wednesday when United revealed in an email to supporters that they were to increase the price of tickets for Sevilla fans by £35 to £89 for their Champions League round-of-16 second leg at Old Trafford in March.
That move came after United and Sevilla failed to reach a compromise regarding the Spanish club’s decision to charge away supporters £89 to attend the first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 21.
United’s correspondence also revealed they plan to subsidise £35 towards their travelling fans’ tickets to bring the cost down to £54, the figure Liverpool supporters paid in the group stage.
Sevilla responded in a similar fashion and will subsidise tickets of club members to bring costs back in line with United’s initial demands, though the Andalusians are angry they have only been given a 4.1 per cent allocation, rather than their entitled five per cent.
“Sevilla will be in contact with UEFA over both Manchester United’s failure to make 5 per cent of tickets available to away fans, as well as the club’s price increase after a formal application for an away allocation,” a release said.