Wrexham news: ‘Utterly insane’ Man Utd friendly ticket prices emerge after announcement | Football | Sport
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Tickets for Manchester United's pre-season friendly clash with Wrexham in San Diego this summer will cost you £206 - at the cheapest. The two clubs announced earlier this week that they would be squaring off on Tuesday, July 25 at The Snapdragon Stadium ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Wrexham are hoping they will be a football League club once again by the time the fixture comes around as they continue to jostle Notts County for promotion from the National League to League Two.

Meanwhile, United will be putting the finishing touches on their pre-season campaign ahead of the new Premier League season as fans look to catch a glimpse of their new-look squad Stateside.

However, The Red Dragons' remarkable Hollywood story is now gathering traction following the Disney Plus series 'Welcome to Wrexham' which documents the Non-League club's box-office revival under Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Therefore, it's no coincidence that fans in the United States are desperate to catch a taste of the Wrexham project which is exactly why Reynolds and McElhenney have moved to organise the fixture with United.

Tickets were placed on general sale on Ticketmaster in the past few days and results are quite simply frightening - as pointed out by United fan @OliWinton, who wrote on Twitter: "United youth and reserve side playing in San Diego against Wrexham.

"Tickets behind the goals start at $250 and back of upper tier $180. Utterly insane."

The cheapest tickets are already worth in the region of £206 while the 'best tickets' option brings you up seats for £870.

The eye-watering figures suggest the 35,000-capacity Snapdragon Stadium will be sold out in no time at all with some fans seemingly unfazed by the scandalous pricing.

United have already outlined that they will be selecting a team that is "youth-focused" from their travelling party.

"This will be the first time the team has visited San Diego, and we are looking forward to playing in front of our passionate US fans at the Snapdragon Stadium," said football director John Murtough.

"Pre-season tours are always a great occasion to give opportunities for our most promising young Academy Players to gain valuable experience in the first team environment, and this match against Wrexham AFC is a great example of that.

"Manchester United has a history of nurturing and promoting youth and this is a chance for not only Erik but also our US supporters to assess the homegrown talent that is developing within our academy, and hopefully to be able to say, 'I saw him here first,' if some of those Players go on to establish themselves as first team regulars."

Meanwhile, Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson made it clear his team do not have time to dream ahead to their pre-season tour of the USA as they continue their intense battle for promotion.

He said: "The pre-season trip is an exciting one and when the time comes, it will be great for the club. But, our focus is on this week's training and the Oldham game at the weekend."

Wrexham are currently second on goal difference to Notts County having already accumulated 97 points.

The Red Dragons do boast two games in hand on their rivals though and they still have to face The Magpies in April in a match that could yet decide the title.

Despite both teams currently being on course to smash four National League records, only one of the two promotion hopefuls is guaranteed to be promoted as champions.

The current format means second place will be required to compete for promotion via the play-offs, even though Wrexham in second are currently 25 points clear of Woking in third - with a game in hand.

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