United will get 2,631 tickets for the trip to Spurs – a big increase from 1,878 last season. MUST has been working with Haringey Council, which oversees the allocation-setting process to address safety issues and that has lead to the increase. In the summer, the council promised to increase United’s allocation so long as there was proof United fans did not cause safety issues at away games so far this season. MUST has provided proof of this to the council, which has allowed Spurs to open the upper tier section of the away end to reds for the first time in years. MUST CEO Duncan Drasdo said: “This is news that I am sure fans will welcome and that we are really pleased with. “We are grateful to the council, who have addressed this issue in a fair way. “United have played their part too and the end result is that more United supporters will be able to make the trip and enjoy the game.” He added: "Away fans are the lifeblood of the game and are crucial to creating the special atmosphere that has traditionally made English football so attractive. The Premier League recognise this too so we hope to see continued progress firstly to restoring all full allocations and further to increase them. "It is in everyone's interests to encourage higher allocations of away fans and I am pleased the right outcome has been achieved in this case."
This is the second victory this week with the earlier announcement that MUST's intervention has resulted in Arsenal changing their policy on 16-18 year old away fans concessionary pricing which will result in a reduction in price of almost £40 for young away fans travelling to The Emirates next season.