Gary Neville has questioned the decision behind Manchester United’s latest confirmation that season ticket prices will increase by 5% for the 2023/2024 campaign.
This comes after 11 years of prices being consecutively frozen. The club will also increase the minimum usage of each season ticket per holder to 75%, to ensure seats are filled and fewer supporters are missing out on games.
Holders aged 65 and over will no longer have to personally attend the minimum requirement of 50% of matches, whilst those moving into said age category will receive a 25% discount.
Neville questions Glazers’ intentions
Neville has taken to Twitter to voice his concern on the update regarding the ongoing takeover situation at United. There have been ongoing updates and speculation on whether the Glazers will decide to fully sell the club, having come out last November confirming their intention to consider outside investment.
Since then, there has been interest from Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and several other parties looking to secure full ownership of the Red Devils with big-money bids.
The former captain labelled the price increase as “odd” and suggested that “any new buyer would most likely freeze the price in year one to stay on side with fans”.
Take a look at his comments in full below:
It does beg the question whether they are really going! I have my doubts with actions like this one!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 21, 2023