Oh, just don’t expect a discount because it’s a friendly or anything like that, it’s still Manchester United, right?
Leeds United’s official website announced today that the club will be showing the match live on LUTV, with MUTV branding, for £7.99:
Leeds United’s highly anticipated pre-season match with Manchester United on Wednesday 17thJuly (12:00pm BST) at Optus Stadium, Perth, will be shown live on LUTV in the UK.
Manchester United hold the television rights for the fixture, but the club have purchased a feed in order to show the game live on LUTV.
Due to the broadcasting restrictions in place on the fixture, supporters should be aware the live match coverage will carry MUTV branding.
Match passes are available to purchase on LUTV now, priced at £7.99. The game will be available to stream on laptop, tablets and mobile phones on video.leedsunited.com. The game will not be streamed on the app and is only available to people in the UK.
So, Leeds fans, you’ll have to spring for eight quid and have red all over your screens to watch your team play. At least you won’t have to spend your hard-earned money on Manchester United, right?
The price seems steep, considering international consumers pay around £5 for regular season matches. Manchester United are charging fans £7.99 for a monthly pass to view all of their July friendly matches, which covers five of their six friendlies, including the one against Leeds. Chelsea are charging £1.99 for each friendly match or £10.99 for the whole preseason.
New owner Andrea Radrizzani has done a lot of good at Leeds, but it’s issues like these, where the club seems to overcharge fans for services, that usually brings out the ire among the fanbase. This won’t make him anymore popular, that’s for sure.
So what do you think? Is it worth £7.99 to watch a friendly against Manchester United? Or will you be searching for dodgy streams? Let us know in the comments.