Manchester United have confirmed how they'll combat Sevilla charging their fans £89 for their Champions League last-16 away game.

The Old Trafford club today sent an email out to supporters to tell them that the controversial £89 ticket price set by the Spanish club for next month's game would remain.

It had initially been criticised for being the most expensive ticket United fans have ever had to pay for on an away day.

Sevilla fans on a European night. Image: PA

But Sevilla won't budge - so United have had to fight fire with fire and charge the Spanish side's supporters £89 to take in the second leg at Old Trafford two weeks later.

They're doing that so they can subsidise tickets for their own fans, while using this tactic as a deterrent for any clubs who may want to charge United supporters more in the future:

Image: @sarm0161

The development got everybody talking:

It's ridiculous that the situation has got to this point - particularly with fans on both sides now set to lose out.

But maybe United's tactic will work and eventually lead to Sevilla dropping the price for away supporters visiting their Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium next month.

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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