Manchester United Sell Out Season Tickets In Record Time Despite Woeful Season

Manchester United finished closer to the relegation zone than they did to champions Manchester City last term but the team's wretched run of form hasn't had a negative effect on season ticket sales at Old Trafford.

In a season to forget for United, the Red Devils finished off with a dire 2-0 defeat to already relegated Cardiff City and are now faced with Europa League football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer has a big rebuilding job on his hands and even went as far as saying a title challenge next term would be "miraculous".

However, according to Mike Keegan from the Daily Mail, United have sold out all over 52,000 season tickets quicker than they ever have before despite the shambolic season just gone.

In March, United revealed that they have 100,000 fans on the Old Trafford season ticket waiting list and decided to freeze prices for the eighth consecutive year.

Richard Arnold, Group Managing Director at United, said: "The support from our fans is incredible and we're delighted to freeze Season Ticket prices once again."

After a horrid run during which United did not win any of their last five games in the Premier League, a sizeable section of supporters on social media started '#UnfollowManUnited' as a way of trying to send a message to their beloved club.

The thinking was that if enough people unfollow the club on Twitter, it would serve as a wake up call for Woodward, who has done wonders in terms of sponsorship and revenue but not been at in when it comes to recruiting players.

Image: PA
Image: PA

However, United's chief executive has stressed that Solskjaer will be backed in the transfer market.

"The strength of our business means we have the financial resources to continue to provide backing for the manager and creating success on the pitch," he said on a recent conference call.

"This - as ever - remains our number one goal."

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