Manchester United will be given a reduced away end allocation for the Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
As reported by Manchester Evening News, United and City will be handed around 3,000 away tickets each after a mutual decision was made between both clubs.
The report claims that an agreement was struck after discussions surrounding safety for both matches. The decision has been made to increase the safety of all supporters attending each of the matches.
League Cup rules specify that the travelling fans will receive 10% of tickets sold, but this won’t be the case here with both clubs citing safety reasons for the decision.
The first leg will be played at Old Trafford on January 7 and the second leg at the Etihad Stadium is on January 29.
Despite the fact United will be clear underdogs against Pep Guardiola’s side for the tie, this competition represents Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best chance of winning silverware this season and the Reds will have confident with one victory at the Etihad already this season.
Ticket allocations for both sets of away supporters set to be cut for the upcoming derbies in the league cup semi-final. A mutual decision made by both clubs for safety reasons. Expect allocation to be somewhere around 3,000 #mufc #mcfc https://t.co/aAU1z2a0LO
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) December 23, 2019