Last updated : 27 May 2007 By Ed
From yesterday's Sun

Manchester United are facing legal action from their own fans over the controversial 'automatic cup scheme'.

United played 10 home cup games in the past campaign and a repeat of that would see a minimum of £390 added to the cost of the most expensive season ticket next season.

The Manchester United Supporters' Trust have already engaged a leading legal firm to act on their behalf and are ready to take the matter to the courts.

A MUST statement said: "If the club confirms that the ACS is now compulsory for all season-ticket holders, we will be exploring the possibility of them taking legal action."

But the club are in a position of strength. Old Trafford, with a capacity of 76,000, sells out for every match and there is a 14,000-strong waiting list for season tickets.