Manchester United send fans message on games played behind closed doors

Manchester United have sent an email to supporters about season ticket refunds and fixtures due to played behind closed doors when football returns.

The club will refund season ticket holders for the remaining Premier League home matches since no fans are permitted to attend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

United have four home fixtures left to play this season against Sheffield United, Bournemouth, Southampton, and West Ham United, as well as their Europa League round of 16 second leg against LASK.

The last game played at Old Trafford saw Scott McTominay net a beautiful injury time winner against Manchester City. Much better times, eh?

All Premier League clubs got together again on Monday to vote on returning to training this week — with the league planning to resume the 2019/20 season with games played behind closed doors.

United have promised fans they will reduce the cost of their 2020/21 season ticket — if they decide to renew — but the specific details on that have no been revealed.

United’s letter read (via Manchester Evening News): “While the Premier League and other football authorise have yet to finalise the arrangements to resume season 2019/20, following the publication of the UK government’s recovery strategy on May 11, it is now widely accepted that any matches the may take place will only do so behind closed doors.

“We share your disappointment that you will not be able to watch United in person from within the stadium, but we would encourage you to give your continued loyal support from the comfort and safety of your home. To help with that, the Premier League and their media partners will work to deliver the very best broadcast coverage of our games.

“We also ask for your cooperation not to travel to any stadiums at which we are playing on matchdays. By supporting from home and following government guidance, you will be playing your part to keep your friends, your family and all United fans safe. This united effort to stay at home will give us the best chance of protecting the health of everyone in our community.

“We are committed to refunding ticket costs for these games and want to make the process as easy as possible for all supporters. As you have not yet renewed your season ticket for the 2020/21 season, we will reduce the cost of your 2020/21 season ticket by the value of the four games missed. This means your Season Ticket will be priced at £. The amendment may take up to 14 days to action and we will send confirmation when this is complete. Please bear with us during this time.

“Please note, Uefa have not yet advised whether or not our home game against LASK in the Europa League will still go ahead. However, if you have purchased a ticket for this game and the game is cancelled or played behind closed doors, we will automatically refund the card used to pay for your match ticket(s).

“Following our initial communication outlining our refund policy, we have received a number of requests to donate supporter refunds to the Manchester United Foundation. We are unable to action these directly however, if you would like to find out more about the Manchester United Foundation and make a donation, please click here.

“We are yet to receive confirmation regarding when the 2020/21 season will commence. Once there is more certainty around next season’s fixture schedule, we will be back in touch to provide further information and confirm the Season Ticket renewal deadline.

“We hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old Trafford when it is safe to do so.”

Even if games are played behind closed doors, the Premier League clubs must still cater for the fans.

It’s weird watching football without fans but right now we must learn to deal with this virus. Changes will need to be made.

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