Fans can still join the record Youth Cup crowd

Thursday 05 May 2022 15:00

More than 50,000 tickets have now been sold for Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup final against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford, shattering the previous competition record.

Match tickets, which are available online, cost just £1 and all proceeds go to the Manchester United Foundation, which works with disadvantaged kids in Greater Manchester. Supporters who are keen to be a part of history and have yet to order their ticket can still do so now.

Unless the game sells out, tickets will remain on sale via until kick-off at 19:30 BST on Wednesday 11 May. But with 52,000 already sold, booking as early as possible is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The previous FA Youth Cup crowd record was set in 2008 when 38,137 fans attended our semi-final away to Arsenal. With thousands of tickets for this year's final being sold each day, United’s support are ready to blow that number out of the water.

Nick Cox, head of Academy, has thanked fans for demonstrating just how much this prestigious competition means to the United family.

“The opportunity for the team to play in front of 50,000 fans at Old Trafford is incredible,” said Cox. “We are really grateful for the support, and it just shows how important the Academy is to everyone associated with Manchester United.

“The game has also given us a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for the Foundation. We’ve been able to educate the players on the privilege of playing for this football club, the city they represent and the importance of being role models.

“Old Trafford is an iconic stadium and we look forward to seeing everyone there for what will be a special night.”

Manchester United are the most successful club in FA Youth Cup history, winning the competition on 10 occasions (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1992, 1995, 2003 and 2011) and reaching a further four finals (1982, 1986, 1993, 2007).

From Jimmy Murphy’s five-time consecutive winners of the 1950s, through to George Best in 1964, the Class of ‘92, a Phil Neville-captained 1995 side and the most recent victorious teams of 2003 - featuring current first-team player Tom Heaton - and 2011 - which included Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard - the FA Youth Cup is intrinsically linked with United’s history and the club’s most successful eras.

Don't miss this chance to be part of what could be a historic night at the Theatre of Dreams – book your seats now at!