Manchester United have sent their biggest message yet that they are acutely aware of the club’s fans hesitancy to renew season tickets by extending the renewal deadline from May 20th to June 1st. In an email sent to season ticket holders, the club state that this is to give supporters more time to pay, but with speculation rife as to the identity of United’s manager next season, be it Louis van Gaal or otherwise, the reason for such a decision seems more calculated than the club are willing to admit.
The email states: “With the club aiming to progress to the FA Cup Final, we have decided to move the Season Ticket renewal deadline to Wednesday 1st June in order to give supporters more time to pay.”
With United’s ticket office having already canvassed season ticket holders as to the likelihood of their renewal already this month, and having messaged many of the club’s followers on Twitter in an attempt to get fans to join the waiting list for season tickets, it would appear that the club are giving their fans more time to make a decision on whether to renew after a less-than positive response to their advances. Plenty of fans are unhappy at the prospect of another season of paying to watch United under Louis van Gaal due to the persistently uninspiring nature of the football on show, and with rumours persistently swirling that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to take over, many are likely to be waiting to see who will lead the club into next season before committing hundreds of pounds on a seat at Old Trafford.