Man United legend Gary Neville offers to pay for Man City supporter's FA Cup final tickets on one condition
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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has offered to pay for a Manchester City fan's FA Cup final tickets but only on ONE very specific condition.
United and City will meet in a first ever all-Manchester Cup final on 3 June after knocking off Brighton and Sheffield United in their respective semi-finals.
The pair of rivals have met at Wembley twice before, in both the FA Cup semi-final and Community Shield in 2011, but this has the potential to be the biggest Manchester derby of all-time.
But Neville, who captained United and spent his entire career at the club - racking up over 600 appearances - is willing to cover the cost of a City supporter's tickets for the showpiece.
It came after the former Valencia manager appeared to mock City's travelling following for their 3-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Sheffield United on Saturday.
The attendance was announced as 69,603, 20,000 short of full capacity at the national stadium. City, who are regularly met with the "empty seat" jibes, have been to Wembley a staggering 19 times in the last decade and the cost for ticket and travel is anything but cheap for the working class fan.
City fan Andy Savage tweeted both Neville and United internet personality Mark Goldbridge and cheekily asked if they would pay for him and his son as they have been priced out for the cup final.
He wrote: "Hi @GNev2 @markgoldbridge, I’ve just seen the prices for the final at Wembley. I can’t afford to go with my son so I am just wondering if you fancy paying for us both? I would hate to disappoint you both having empty seats there."
Andy likely wasn't expecting a response but Salford City co-owner and Sky Sports pundit Neville agreed to cover the costs providing the City supporter is able to secure tickets through the club.
However, he gave Andy an ultimatum by asking him to not sing about United in the future.
Neville replied: "Ok mate I will pay for you and your son. I will follow you now and if you can get tickets I will sort. Please DM me.
"Just one thing though. If you can’t handle jokes make sure you don’t sing about United in the future. That a deal?"
Ok mate I will pay for you and your son. I will follow you now and if you can get tickets I will sort. Please DM me.— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 25, 2023
Just one thing though. If you can’t handle jokes make sure you don’t sing about United in the future . That a deal?
At the time of writing, there hasn't been an answer from Andy. Tickets for the cup final are yet to go on sale and there is no word on prices just yet.
However, they will be available to buy on the City and United official websites for qualifying supporters.