Manchester United fans are being charged as much as £2500 for tickets to Cristiano Ronaldo’s return, according to a report published by the Times.
Ronaldo’s return to Man United from Juventus was formally completed on Deadline Day, with Ronaldo set to join up with the Red Devils squad after the international break.
With Ronaldo having had a long pre-season – plus the minutes he’ll get under his belt with Portugal – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ought to have no problem throwing him straight into the starting XI.
Man United fans are clearly well aware of that fact, with the Times reporting that tickets to their clash with Newcastle United after the break being sold for as much as £2500 on resale websites.
In the same calendar year that Man United fans stormed onto the pitch in a protest against their ownership, feeling as though their club was being commercialised and having the soul ripped out, this happens.
Charging fans who merely want to see their team in action as much as £2500 is worse than the Glazers signing up to the European Super League proposals.
Football was historically the working man’s game, it’s difficult to make an argument for that still being the case, all things considered, with the scalping from their own fanbase contributing to that.
Ronaldo’s return ought to be a moment for ALL fans to enjoy. Nobody should be forced to miss out as a result of tickets being priced considerably higher than their face value.