Manchester United set for FA Youth Cup attendance record with 60,000 tickets sold - report
The 2021-22 FA Youth Cup final between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest is set to take place in front of a record crowd.
According to National News, over 60,000 tickets have been sold for Wednesday 11 May’s big game at Old Trafford as the Red Devils look to lift the trophy for the first time since 2011.
Over 5,000 of those tickets have gone to Nottingham Forest supporters and with tickets costing just £1, there is still time for the game to be a sell-out at the iconic stadium.
If sales continue as they have been, the attendance for the game will exceed anything in the country outside of games at Wembley or senior team games for United with no other ground able to hold such a large quantity of fans.
Manchester United were drawn first for the game which is why the one-off fixture is taking place in their home ground rather than at the City Ground and the two-legged affairs are also a thing of the past too.
The FA Youth Cup final is always a highlight of the footballing calendar in this country and it is set to be the biggest final in history on Wednesday 11 May.
United have had a horrible season at senior level with problem after problem striking the club and performances on the pitch causing uproar in the stands.
But the future of the club looks to be bright at least and youngsters such as Hannibal Mejbri, Shola Shoretire and Alejandro Garnacho have all made their debuts in the last couple of seasons.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if these £1 tickets are encouraging United fans back to Old Trafford just to see their team win for a change but Forst will be very keen to spoil the party.
Whatever the result may be, it will be a party atmosphere in Manchester and the victors will be lauded as club heroes almost instantly and many of them will edge their way closer to making their senior debuts.
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