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Man Utd supporters call for cheaper tickets after spending less on transfers than Hull, Blackpool, Burnley

The Manchester United Supporters Trust has called on the clubs hierarchy to cut the price of match tickets.

Chief executive of the trust, Duncan Drasdo, has challenged joint chairman Joel Glazer to make admission more affordable for Red Devils fans, especially after the amount of money the club has lost since the Glazer's 'hostile' takeover.

"We are throwing down a challenge to Joel Glazer to cut United fans' season-ticket prices next season," Drasdo told the Manchester Evening News.

"Given the lack of squad investment while huge revenues are coming in and the Glazers' constantly dipping into the club's bank account, it is long overdue that the loyal supporters received a cut in their ticket prices."

He added: "The Glazers have been responsible for more than £500 million flowing out of Manchester United in fees, charges and other payments relating to their hostile takeover of our club.

"Meanwhile the club has actually spent less in net transfer fees than not only our main rivals in Europe and the Premier League [Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham] but also had a lower net spend since 2006 than Aston Villa, Sunderland and Stoke.

"It's worse than that, though - in the last three years United's net transfer spend has been less than Hull, Blackpool and Burnley."

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