Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Entertainment Is at a Premium at OldTrafford

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Entertainment Is at a Premium at OldTrafford

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A LACK of entertainment at Manchester United home matches has been a recurring theme this season and is borne out by statistics as the row over increased ticket prices and the debate over value for money for fans rumbles on.

A supporter buying the cheapest ticket (PS31) for all 12 Barclays Premier League matches at Old Trafford this season has effectively paid PS18.60 for every goal they have witnessed.

United have managed to score 15 goals and conceded five, which having paid a total of PS372, means those 20 goals seen have cost that fan almost PS20 each - although they have seen their side win six and lose just twice.

But while the games at Old Trafford have been quite turgid, partly down to manager Louis van Gaal's rigid style, it is no surprise leaders Leicester are offering the most entertainment.

There have been 34 goals at the King Power Stadium in a dozen matches so far and while the Foxes have conceded 13 times, a fan buying their cheapest match ticket (PS22) for all those games has paid PS7. …

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