Sir Alex Ferguson criticises Champions League Final ticket prices
Following the announcement of the ticket prices for the Champions League final at Wembley, there has been massive amounts of anger over the cost of even the cheapest seats...
Now Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has joined the fray and voiced his displeasure over the startling costs, labelling them as both “disappointing and unbelievable”.
The Red Devil's boss is not alone in his opinion of the ticket pricing system; the most cheapest tickets available for general sale are to cost a staggering £150, plus a further administration fee of £26.
There is some slight relief for the fans of the clubs involved in the final, as they will charged almost half of that price (£80) for the match that is due to be played at Wembley stadium on May 28th.
"It's a killer and a corporate deal, that," said Ferguson. "Managers and players can't do anything about it. I don't know what you can do."
Uefa have been quick to defend themselves against the backlash of criticism, claiming that the prices they are charging for the prestigious event are in-line with competitions of a similar stature.
"We don't think that the Champions League final is overpriced.” stated Uefa's director of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti.
"We have to benchmark this event against other comparable events, like for example the final of the Euros and the World Cup.
"Last year there was already a significant increase compared to the previous editions but it's nothing to do with being in London and it is still priced below comparable events."
Meanwhile, Ferguson also voiced his thoughts on the current state of the FA Cup, stating that he believes that the introduction of a winter break would help to revitalise the competition.
Manchester United will face Wigan in their next Premier League match, with bet365, Victor Chandler and UniBet offering 13/2 odds of Wigan managing to topple the Red Devils.