Thursday , November 7 2019

Manchester United to provide free flight for fans travelling to Astana for Europa League clash

Manchester United to provide free flight for fans travelling to Astana for Europa League clash after Thomas Cook collapse

  • Manchester United will provide a free flight for supporters to get to Astana
  • The flight will help the fans who have been affected by Thomas Cook’s collapse
  • As many as 150 United fans have been impacted after the company went bust
  • It will be the first time in their history United have played a fixture in Kazakhstan 

Manchester United have come to the aid of fans hoping to travel to their Europa League fixture with Astana in late November.

The club has organised a flight for those supporters who have been affected by the recent collapse of travel company Thomas Cook, which will be provided free of charge.

Supporters had made arrangement for the arduous trip to Kazakhstan, only to see their plans evaporate after Thomas Cook went under.

Man United will provide a free flight to Astana for fans affected by Thomas Cook’s collapse

United travel to the Kazakh capital on Thursday, November 28, in what will be the club’s first ever match in the country.

As many as 150 fans are thought to be affected by the travel complications however, after Thomas Cook had featured as a leading travel partner for the football club. 

A club spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News: ‘We are pleased to be able to confirm that Manchester United will be operating a complimentary trip to the forthcoming match against FA Astana in Kazakhstan for those who were impacted by the insolvency of Thomas Cook.’

The flight will depart on the evening of Wednesday 27 November, returning immediately after the game. 

Teenager Mason Greenwood was on target when United recently faced Astana at Old Trafford

Teenager Mason Greenwood was on target when United recently faced Astana at Old Trafford

Fans who had booked their travel with Thomas Cook and still wish to travel to Astana for the Europa League clash should email their PDF booking confirmation to [email protected] before 12:00 GMT on Monday 4 November.

United currently occupy top spot in Europa League Group L and can book their place in the knockout stages of the tournament by beating Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford next Thursday night.

Of their three European matches played this season so far, United have won two and drawn one.

The strike of 18-year-old Mason Greenwood was enough to seal victory the last time United met Astana, with a slender 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.