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“I can’t believe this” – Man United icon threatens to toss out season tickets after Old Trafford change



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Manchester United icon Gordon Hill has threatened not to renew his Old Trafford season ticket after the club relocated his seat in the stadium.

Hill, 69, was a major part of United’s FA Cup-winning side during the 1976/77 campaign. The former winger played three seasons at Old Trafford before playing for the likes of Derby County and Queens Park Rangers.

The club legend has been a season ticket holder at his former club for 28 years. Anyone who has held their season ticket for over 25 years has their name on a silver plaque on their seat.

However, Hill has been told by the club that he will be relocated following this season, with United set to restructure the hospitality areas inside Old Trafford.

Following this, Hill has expressed his anger at the move and even stated that he will be taking the situation up with new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

“Looks like I will not be taking my season tickets after having them from 1996, and being told you will be relocated,” wrote Hill on social media platform X, formally known as Twitter.

“I can not believe this from a club I represented and played my heart out for. I was given a reason which was bloody ridiculous. I will be speaking to Jim. Not happy.”

In a series of follow-up posts, the ex-United winger added: “Just to follow up on this decision. I used these for family who are United followers, wow the reason was to allow for Academy and the women’s players. Hold on did I not deserve my seats. The people who make decisions have lost me now.

“Just a phone call, we are relocating you, absolutely shameful… My advise for the club is relocate some of the players playing today.

“Just to put the records straight, I am not a legend just a player from a family of 11 who loved to play football and scoring and and enjoying every moment.”

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This follows shortly on from the club releasing a statement on a similar situation involving another United legend, Norman Whiteside, who was also set to be relocated.

The statement read: “We have the greatest respect for Norman as a legend of the club, and understand the disappointment caused to him and other season ticket-holders by seat relocations.

“These happen for various reasons, including, next season, the moving of matchday hospitality seats into consolidated blocks to address fan concerns about them being dispersed around the stadium.

“Other changes next season include the removal of hospitality seating from the Stretford End and installation of further rail seating in the North-West Quadrant, bringing benefits to many fans but also causing some disruption.

“No additional hospitality seats are being created at the expense of season ticket-holders – in fact hospitality seating will reduce by more than 500 next season.

“We are committed to working with all season ticket-holders affected by relocations, including Norman, to find them the best possible alternative seats elsewhere in the ground.

“We worked with Norman to find him a good alternative seat – and he’s happy with the outcome.”