Manchester United are hoping to convince Sevilla to drop away ticket prices ahead of its UEFA Champions League trip to Spain in February.

Ticket prices of between £89 ($122/€100) and £133 were labelled “exorbitant” by Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) when announced last month.

The 2,650 away tickets are significantly more expensive than the £54 charged to Liverpool fans earlier in the competition, while Leicester City fans paid £51 last season.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, United are reluctant to subsidise the cost of the tickets, as they do not want to set a precedent and give opposition clubs a licence to up prices in future.

United are due to notify fans as to whether they were successful in the ballot for Sevilla tickets in the coming days.

Duncan Drasdo, chief executive of MUST, said: “It is too early to know whether we can change this but we are already in contact with both Manchester United and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) and will be lobbying UEFA and other bodies who may be able to influence this exploitative pricing.”

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