A SHOCKING loophole allowed hundreds of Galatasaray fans to buy home tickets for last night’s game at Manchester United. The Red Devils crashed to a 3-2 defeat against their Turkish opponents at Old Trafford.
It means Erik ten Hag has already suffered six losses this season. But United fans were left even more outraged at full time. That’s because as Red Devils supporters cleared out of the stadium, it exposed hundreds of Galatasaray fans in home seats staying behind to congratulate their team.
Irate United followers demanded to know how it was possible so many away fans had been able to snap up tickets meant for the home side. And a loophole has now explained why so many Galatasaray fans were present in home sections.
United only prohibited the sale of any home tickets to fans registered with a Turkish address. And that opened the door for Galatasaray supporters based in the UK and other countries to sign up as United fans, giving them access to thousands of home tickets.
A club source told the Manchester Evening News: “[Measures are in place to’ minimise the risk of infiltration by away fans into home areas, including a prohibition on ticket sales to anyone with a Turkish address.”
Meanwhile, United boss Ten Hag is considering rushing loanee Sergio Reguilon back from injury. Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has filled in at left-back for the defeats to Galatasaray and Crystal Palace. But with a must-win game against Brentford on Saturday, Reguilon could be called upon to play straight after a muscle injury.
Ten Hag said: “There are no excuses. Maybe we have a little unbalance [on the] left side but we can’t make the errors we are making. We have to do better, we have to win our games.”
The shocking loophole that allowed Galatasaray fans to buy home tickets for their win at Man Utd has left many United fans outraged. The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 defeat against their Turkish opponents at Old Trafford, but it was the sight of Galatasaray fans celebrating in home sections that caused the most anger.
United only prohibited the sale of home tickets to fans registered with a Turkish address, which allowed Galatasaray supporters based in the UK and other countries to sign up as United fans and gain access to thousands of home tickets. This loophole exposed a flaw in the ticketing system and raised questions about the security measures in place.
A club source explained that measures are in place to minimize the risk of infiltration by away fans into home areas, including a prohibition on ticket sales to anyone with a Turkish address. However, this was not enough to prevent Galatasaray fans from obtaining home tickets and celebrating their team’s victory in the home sections.
The incident has sparked outrage among United fans, who feel that their club’s security measures should have been more effective in preventing away fans from accessing home tickets. Many supporters have demanded answers and called for stricter measures to be put in place to ensure that this loophole is closed.
In addition to the ticketing controversy, United manager Erik ten Hag is facing pressure after suffering six losses this season. The defeat against Galatasaray was another blow for the team, and Ten Hag is now considering rushing loanee Sergio Reguilon back from injury to strengthen the left side of the team.
Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has been filling in at left-back for the recent defeats, but with a must-win game against Brentford coming up, Ten Hag may turn to Reguilon for his return from a muscle injury. The manager emphasized the need for improvement and better performance from the team, stating that there are no excuses for the errors they have been making.
Overall, the shocking loophole that allowed Galatasaray fans to buy home tickets for their win at Man Utd has raised concerns about the security measures in place at the club. United fans are demanding answers and stricter measures to prevent such incidents in the future. Meanwhile, the team is under pressure to improve their performance and secure victories in upcoming games.