Man Utd Help Cover Lost Travel Costs for Fans With Tickets to LASK Europa League Clash

Manchester United will pay fans £350 to help cover lost travel and accommodation costs for those who had a ticket to Thursday night’s Europa League last 16 first leg against LASK in Austria, which is being played behind closed doors because of coronavirus.

Around 700 fans are believed to have had tickets for the game at the Linzer Stadion.

United informed all ticket holders who bought their ticket through the club’s official channels that due to the extraordinary circumstances and the likelihood that most travel arrangements will be non-refundable, a fixed sum of £350 will be credited to their ticket account.

That is in addition to the refunded price of the match ticket itself.

With football across Europe now seriously affected by the virus outbreak – La Liga has joined Serie A in ​fully suspending games for at least the next couple of weeks – United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the club will back any measures imposed by health authorities.

“I’d understand [if the Premier League season does not finish] in the circumstances. Of course, it's up to the experts to decide and the main concern must be the health of the general public. And the decision that will be made, we will back,” Solskjaer said, via

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

However, the United boss has echoed Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo in his reservations about football continuing to go ahead without fans in stadiums.

“We don’t know what's going to happen, we just have to get on with it when we can. Football is for fans. I think, without fans, we’re nothing anyway. The game should always be for them,” he said.

In reference to Wolves playing behind closed doors against Olympiacos, whose owner has tested positive, Nuno earlier told Sky Sports, “I understand the decision to play behind closed doors but what is the point of football? It doesn't make sense to play behind closed doors.

“This is more than football. This is a social situation. Everybody is worried. Something has to be done. Closed doors in stadiums is not a solution. It’s not normal.”

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Source : 90min