St Etienne have suspended ticket sales for their upcoming Europa League clash against Manchester United due to the huge demand.
The Ligue 1 club released a statement on their official website on Thursday claiming that they had received an “historic” amount of ticket applications.
Just after a few hours of the seats going on sale for the last-32 ties, which will take place in February, the French club had to abruptly halt it as they were unable to handle the queue.
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In the statement, they confirmed that tickets will go on sale again at 9am this morning, which suggests that the atmosphere will be rocking for the encounters.
The first leg will be held at Old Trafford, and the 42,000-capacity Stade Geoffroy-Guichard will be the stage for what could be a crucial return fixture.
United and St Etienne have met before, but just the once, in the first round of the 1977-78 Cup Winners’ Cup.
The Red Devils progressed through the two-legged affair, but crowd trouble forced United’s home tie to be played in Plymouth.
Looking at the high demand for tickets, everyone will be hoping that there is no repeat of previous fan disturbances.