Barcelona defend ticket prices following Manchester United complaints

Barcelona have defended their ticket pricing structure despite complaints from Manchester United that their charges are excessive.

The Catalan giants are charging €120 for travelling United fans for next month’s Champions League quarter-final – the highest in United’s history outside of finals.

The English club announced they would subsequently charge this amount for Barca fans at Old Trafford, and they would use the price difference to subsidise their own fans travels.

“The prices are the same for the [Man Utd] fans and for our own supporters,” a Barcelona spokesperson told ESPN FC.

“The pricing policy is in keeping with recent knockout games against Lyon and Roma in the last year.

“It doesn't matter if it iss Man United, Juventus or Lyon – these are the prices for everyone attending the game – not including season ticket holders who have all three competitions [La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey] included in the prices they pay each year.

“Season tickets at Barcelona are cheaper [than at Man Utd]. The cheapest one costs around £120 and includes every competition.

“At Old Trafford, it costs more than £500 and that's only for the Premier League games. Everything needs to be in context.”

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