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Man City and Man United fans brace for expensive 2024/25 season as ticket price hikes

Manchester City and Manchester United shared the spoils in the 2023/24 season.

While the Cityzens dominated both league encounters en route to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League crown, United claimed their revenge in the FA Cup.

Pep Guardiola’s men made history last term, becoming the first team in the Premier League era to win four consecutive titles but couldn’t defend their FA Cup crown.

Despite losing both top-flight matches against their bitter crosstown rivals by a combined score of 6-1, the Red Devils saved the best for last, beating City 2-1 in the Wembley showpiece in late May.

As a result, the familiar foes will face off against each other in the 2024/25 FA Community Shield showdown for the first time since Man United’s 3-2 win in 2011 on August 10.

However, Premier League enthusiasts must wait until December 14 for the first league edition of the Manchester derby in the 2024/25 schedule, with the sides set to lock horns at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City are among only seven clubs that have slapped at least a 10% increase in their season ticket prices, though their cheapest ticket still comes at an affordable £425 price tag.

On the other hand, Man Utd have increased their ticket prices in line with inflation, implementing a reasonable 3.6% increase, meaning the cheapest Red Devils season tickets cost £579.

The Old Trafford faithful will probably not care about money when Guardiola’s troops touch down at the Theatre of Dreams on April 5, 2025, hoping to be United’s 12th player against the reigning holders.

Manager Erik ten Hag bested Guardiola in their first league clash at Old Trafford in January 2023, but that’s his only top-flight success in four against Man City.

All three remaining duels between the sides saw Man United lose and concede at least three goals, including a 3-1 defeat in this corresponding fixture in October 2023.

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