Manchester United announce new tickets sale record

Manchester United have confirmed that the club has hit a new record for ticket sales at Old Trafford.

This news comes after Manchester United announced another full capacity crowd on Thursday night as Erik ten Hag’s side beat Real Betis 4-1, giving us a three-goal advantage going into the second leg.

A statement from Manchester United read: “More than 2.3 million tickets have now been sold for games this season, surpassing the previous season record set during the 2016/17 campaign.

“The total includes seats sold for our 19 Premier League home games and the 13 cup games held or scheduled so far at Old Trafford this season – with the potential for the number to rise higher if the team progresses in the Europa League.”

Anyone looking for tickets in recent weeks will be able to tell you that the demand on the rise. I did hear about a few spares for today’s game against Southampton, but all were quickly snapped up.

United added: “The record-breaking figure reflects the strength of demand to attend games at the Theatre of Dreams, as fans have clamoured to see Erik ten Hag’s team advance across all four competitions we have contested this season.”

A lot of United’s ticket sales have come from our success in cup competitions. We went all the way in the Carabao Cup and still stand a chance in the FA Cup and Europa League. It has been a remarkable season to date, but proof that Ten Hag has no sympathy for fans’ wallets.

The waiting list for season tickets will be bigger than usual, I bet.

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