Manchester United and Wrexham fans have been left frustrated after ticket prices for a pre-season friendly between the Premier League club and the National League side in the US were revealed, with the cheapest ticket costing $235 (£190) at the time of writing.
United is set to field a youth-focused side with academy prospects against the Welsh club, which is owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The match will take place at Snapdragon Stadium (pictured) in San Diego on July 25.
Tickets initially went on sale to season ticket-holders, official members and executive club members, and those that had registered for Tour 2023 updates on Monday. Tickets then went on general sale yesterday (Wednesday).
The Mirror reported on Wednesday evening that some tickets were available for £146 through Ticketmaster.
United’s friendly against Wrexham was announced on Monday through a video of Reynolds and McElhenney attempting to contact United’s legendary former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, via a video call.
The game will feature as part of United’s week-long training camp in San Diego.
Alongside the announcement, Manchester United football director John Murtough said: “This will be the first time the team has visited San Diego, and we are looking forward to playing in front of our passionate US fans at Snapdragon Stadium.
“Pre-season tours are always a great occasion to give opportunities for our most promising young academy players to gain valuable experience in the first-team environment, and this match against Wrexham is a great example of that.”
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson added: “We’re looking forward to being able to play in the United States for the first time in the club’s history. The match against Manchester United is sure to be a memorable occasion at Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego.”
One fan said on Twitter: “Three tickets sorted for Wrexham vs United in San Diego, £90 each.”
However, another fan replied: “Cheapest I’m seeing is $298 at the moment”.