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Volume 6 No. 212
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Manchester United Sells All 55,000 Season Tickets For '14-15 Campaign In Record Time

ManU has "sold all 55,000 season tickets in record time" ahead of new Manager Louis van Gaal’s arrival in England this week, according to Joe Bernstein of the London DAILY MAIL. Van Gaal’s exploits in the World Cup "has fired a surge of interest" among ManU fans and a message on the official club website on Friday night confirmed that season tickets are now "sold out" for '14-15. It is the earliest ManU has "reached this point since the stadium was expanded to 76,000 fans in 2006." The remaining 21,000 seats "are held back for away fans and supporters who want to attend individual matches." The news of an upturn in ticket sales "will be a huge boost and relief to United who are expecting to unveil van Gaal to the world’s media at Old Trafford on Thursday before they depart for their pre-season American tour" (DAILY MAIL, 7/12).