As a United fan I am always the brunt of certain jokes such as being a glory hunter. I try to follow United as much as I can home and away. Obviously home is not an issue as I am guaranteed a ticket. However, away from home I am disgusted with exactly how many day trippers there are!
I recently went to Leicester away and also West Brom (on a Monday night) and the lack of tickets were unreal. they either go to sponsors or to fans from other countries who are here for the day out! I understand that United is a massive brand and the demand for tickets will always be high. I do blame touts for this disgraceful attitude towards the fans but you also have to ask the question as to why wouldn’t you sell the tickets for a higher price if the demands there?
It baffles me by how many ‘united fans’ turn up when it is the derby against City or we are playing the scousers at Anfield. It is a very sad time and one which is very different on the blue side of Manchester. A part of me wishes that United would always have tickets available like Citeh but we all know this well never happen as United are a massive club!
I have seen many United fans left outside the stadium or willing to jib it at United away days! The state of football is changing and I really think we need to look at German football for the correct attitude. With cheap ticket prices and public transport cheaper for fans travelling away, this would make a huge difference to peoples attitude when travelling to watch their team.
In order to make sure this doesn’t happen we need to stop saying yes to touts, which I know will be difficult, but will send the correct message. Nothing infuriates me more than seeing a foreigner taking a ticket from a true United supporter and in the past there has been lots of tension within the ground on away days that do get violent in regards to these day trippers. Violence is not the correct answer but I would love to know if anybody does have the answers??