Manchester United fans backed by Uefa who want to cap ticket prices for away fans in Europe after Sevilla row

UEFA wants to stop English fans being ripped off in Europe — by  capping ticket prices for away supporters.

Manchester United fans were infuriated by high fees demanded by Sevilla last season, with seats jacked up to £89 from the usual price of £54.

United players celebrate a goal with their fans
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Liverpool fans paid £73 for their semi-final trip to Roma, while Valencia have bumped up costs for their dead rubber with United next Wednesday.

Uefa are now ready to step in and prevent future rip-offs by greedy clubs.

President Aleksander Ceferin told SunSport: “We know about the problem. It would be good to do something to cap prices.

“It’s absolutely not correct that away fans are being charged five times more than the local ones.

Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin has backed Man Utd fans in their row over away ticket prices in Europe

“The clubs are using tricks to go around the regulations. So maybe the solution is to say what is the highest price that can be charged to away fans.

“Football is played for the fans and if the fans are treated improperly or not the same as the home fans, that’s simply wrong.”

But Ceferin ruled out dropping prices for the Champions League final.

Manchester United fans were outraged by the £35 ticket price hike by Seville in the Champions League
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He said: “Tickets aren’t too expensive for the best sports event in the world.

“Compare it to the Super Bowl, they charge eight to ten times more  — and we are bigger.”

Uefa have confirmed a third club competition will be launched in 2021.

English clubs will have one place in Europa League 2, and the winners get a spot in the following season’s Europa League.


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