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How Much Will Glazer Charge Us For Europa?

Six years ago to the day since Manchester United last failed to get out of their Champions League group, the club suffered a frustrating defeat at the hands of FC Basel to finish 3rd in the group tonight. A draw would have been enough to see United through but despite dominating the game, they couldn’t score more than one, after going 2-0 down.

United will now be forced to endure the humiliation of the Europa League on Thursday nights.

If you go to the United website, the current prices shown for tickets only show Champions League prices. With United fans left frustrated at the club’s inability to spend the money on a desperately needed world class central midfielder, despite being the most profitable club in the world, you have to wonder how much the Glazers will think they can charge to see us compete in a competition we should not be playing in.

Here’s hoping Sir Alex opts to play the lads who would have had a go in the Carling Cup, following yet another embarrassing exit from that competition at the hands of Crystal Palace last week. But will Europa tickets be made compulsory for season ticket holders to purchase as Champions League tickets have been? You would imagine so. And you would also imagine the anti-Glazer protests will be back in full force at the weekend…

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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407 Comments

  1. Devil310 says:

    @KE – So, he’ll make it to the QPR game then? :D

    Congrats man, you must be the happiest and proudest red here.

  2. pablo says:

    @giggs12gerrard0 i live in thelwall mate.birchwood is the manc overspill penketh and sankey the scouse overspill.as you will know matchday in town centre is like beirut.thank fuck i’ve had a season ticket for a few years now but avoid watching away games there……i even know a ruck of leeds scum supporters!

  3. glazer-out says:

    its time for the fans to really start boycotting the glazers,Someone needs to start the trend and let it pick up because at this rate I struggle to see how we are going to stay competitive.If the team does suffer because of a boycott,so be it…if it is going to reap greater rewards

  4. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Ah, sorry mate. I got the gender wrong,lol. Or maybe I didn’t. ;) Just kidding! All the best!

  5. Sean says:

    Boycott the glazers??? Fergie spent 70m in the summer….

  6. brett1985 says:

    This article is the perfect example of opportunism.

    I think this is the only failure in about 5 years which has offered the opportunity to blame the owners for an on field outcome and it is immediately jumped upon.

    I’m more satisfied with the Glazer ownership that ever. Whilst they have ‘taken money out of the club’ to service debts, they have increased revenues which means we are in a great position when the debts are cleared and the financial fair play regulations come in.

    They have managed to generate new streams of income of significant magnitude, far outstripping the achievements of rivals who have built new stadiums and renamed stadiums in order to catch us up. They haven’t even resorted to the traditional ways of increasing our income such as expanding the stadium to 96k capacity.

    I think some united fans have no idea how stupid/idiots/irritating/retarded they appear whenever they jump on the anti glazer bandwagon.

    The anti glazer movement has never really got me. When they tried to persuade us that the best fans were leaving the club (a complete contradiction to what it means to be a great fan- upping and leaving). Or whenever they claimed loyal fans from the 70s were being priced out, even though may such fans would now be enjoying concessionary rates due to their age. BS from start to finish i’m afraid.

  7. glazer-out says:

    @ sean we’re losing millions of pounds through their debts,United could have afforded 5 players with the wage demands that Wesley Sneijder was apparently asking 230 thousand a week. Everytime Fergie says there is “no value in the (transfer) market” or that they “cant’t find the right player” how honest do you think he’s being?With the lack of creativity in midfield I don’t think any manager would deny the opportunity to splash 40 mil.

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