Manchester United has confirmed the extension of its season ticket renewal deadline and detailed contingency arrangements for pass holders if Covid-19 forces the cancellation of the 2019-20 season.

The Premier League club said if it were decided that games could not be played, or needed to be played behind closed doors, it would offer season ticket holders either a pro-rata rebate against their tickets for next year, or a pro-rata cash refund based on the number of games still to be played.

These offers also apply to supporters who have paid in advance for general admission tickets or matchday VIP packages for the games that could be impacted this season. A rebate will also be offered to seasonal executive club members.

Richard Arnold, group managing director, said: “We appreciate the patience and the support we have had from our fans throughout this challenging time and welcome the constructive discussions we have had with Manchester United Supporters’ Trust and fan representatives.

“We know our fans will not want to miss any games played in the coming months and will be disappointed if that is to be the case, but clearly we must all play our part in the efforts to combat coronavirus.”

In addition, Manchester United has opted to suspend its season ticket renewal deadline of May 1 due to the uncertainty surrounding live events due to coronavirus.

The club said it would be continuously reviewed with a new deadline to be put in place once there is confirmation of the start date of the 2020-21 season.

Arnold continued: “By pushing the season ticket renewal deadline back and confirming our policy if games were to be cancelled or played behind closed doors, we want to ease any concerns our loyal fans may have in the current circumstances.

“They give Manchester United their support year after year, and at this time, we are committed to supporting them. Our message to them is clear – we are all in this together.”

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