Fulham Complains To FA Over ManU's Ticket Pricing Policy For FA Cup Encounter
ManU has defended its ticket pricing policy ahead of this weekend's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Fulham at Old Trafford, according to Hampson & Hirst of the PA. The London club has complained to the FA after discovering that some ManU fans have been "able to purchase seats equivalent to those on offer to Fulham supporters" £5 ($8) cheaper. As is common practice for FA Cup games, the clubs had agreed to a standard price of £45 ($71) for home and away fans, but ManU members have been able to purchase them at a discounted rate of £40 ($63). ManU says that it is an offer available "only to members under a long-standing scheme and it should not have come as a surprise." A ManU spokesperson said: "A discount scheme has existed for members for around 20 years." The FA has received the complaint and is "understood to have written to United for a formal explanation" (PA, 1/22).