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What getting to the Europa League games will cost Manchester United fans

Manchester United weren’t handed the greatest of Europa League draws last Friday.

The Reds face trips to Astana in Kazakhstan, Partizan Belgrade in Serbia and AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

In contrast, Arsenal play Standard Liege of Belgium, Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany and Vitoria SC of Portugal.

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As calculated by JetCost and sourced by Manchester Evening News, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will travel 8,798 mies getting to and from each group stage game.

It is said that flights for the three games will cost travelling United fans a total of £1,037 each, a hefty price to pay considering Chelsea will travel just 2396 miles at under £300 in flights per fan.

This price excludes the accommodation plus ticket prices that Reds will have to take into account, and we give huge credit to any fans planning on the 11 hour trip to Kazakhstan for the group stage game.

The Europa League should give Solskjaer the perfect opportunity to blood more younger players, such as Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Axel Tuanzebe.

However, the competition could also prove United’s most plausible route of Champions League qualification, after winning it under Jose Mourinho in 2017, so must be taken seriously in the latter stages.

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