Desperate football fans have started the mad scramble for tickets to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s.
The Portuguese superstar is set to make his Old Trafford homecoming on Saturday, September 11, when United host Steve Bruce’s Newcastle in a 3pm kick-off.
Ronaldo’s return however has sparked a chaotic surge in ticket demand, with unofficial re-sale websites now witnessing prices reach just shy of £700 to see the 36-year-old pull on the famous red shirt once again.
According to a report in the Times, ticket prices on re-sale platform Stubhub reached an astronomical £2,500, but now appear to have been swiftly removed by the service provider.
At present time of writing another of the ticket re-sale sites, Live Football Tickets, advertise 198 available tickets for the match, with prices ranging from £265 to £699.
United however have urged fans not to buy from ticket resale websites, in order to avoid the possibility of being left out of pocket or face complications in getting their tickets.
‘We strongly discourage fans from purchasing tickets from unauthorised sources,’ a spokesman told the Times.
‘These tickets are often invalid, leaving fans out of pocket, disappointed and unable to see the game.’