Newcastle United will have the support of 7,000 loyal Geordie fans as they face Manchester United in the upcoming Carabao Cup match. The away end is completely filled as they prepare to take on Manchester United, a fixture scheduled for the beginning of the next month.
After a remarkable victory over English and European champions Manchester City in the previous round, Eddie Howe’s team earned themselves a trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday, November 1. This game falls within a busy period for Newcastle, sandwiched between matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal in the Premier League. In the same month, the Magpies also have challenging encounters with Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, along with additional league matches against Bournemouth and Chelsea.
However, the Carabao Cup clash with Manchester United has not been without criticism from the Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST). The match has a later kickoff time at 8:15 pm, preventing supporters from returning to the North East using public transport on the same night. Furthermore, adult ticket prices have been set at £39, which is £9 more than what the Red Devils charged in the previous round when they faced Crystal Palace.
NUST expressed their dissatisfaction, saying, “£39 for an away match against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup is outrageous and undermines the £30 price cap for Premier League away tickets. Combine this with an inconvenient kickoff time, and it’s clear that match-going fans are being taken for granted repeatedly.”
Despite these concerns, Newcastle fans once again demonstrated their unwavering support by selling out the entire 7,000-ticket allocation, a fact acknowledged by the club’s official social media account, which stated, “Backed by over 7,000 Geordies at Old Trafford! Tickets for #NUFC’s Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United have completely sold out. Thank you for your incredible support.”