£1,300 to see Manc title derby battle
FOOTBALL fans in Manchester are being asked to fork out up to £1,300 each for tickets to the Premier League “decider” game between City and United.
Online agencies are cashing in on the huge demand after all 48,000 tickets – originally worth up to £50 each – sold out a month ago.
One site is offering a standard pair of tickets in the home section for £2,612.50 – the highest price ever asked for a Brit match.
Single tickets were advertised elsewhere on the net at £400-500.
A United win at City’s Etihad Stadium on Monday night would almost give Sir Alex Ferguson ( above) a 20th League success.
But victory for City would see the Blues – searching for their first title in 44 years – take over at the top of the table with just two games to play.
A police spokesman said: “If fans buy tickets online they could be fakes. If home fans end up in the away end, or vice versa, they will be identified and ejected.”