Hundreds of Preston North End fans queued for hours to snap up the final 2,000 tickets for Monday’s FA Cup fifth round glamour tie against Premier League heavyweights United.
The ‘once in a lifetime’ match sparked a ticket frenzy, with one fan from South Africa even offering to sell a kidney in exchange for tickets.
Long queues formed at Deepdale at 2am this morning waiting for the ticket office to open at 9am.
Deepdale will be jam-packed come 7.45 Monday night after PNE announced at 5.30pm today that they had sold out of tickets.
A statement on the club website said: “Following Friday’s general sale, every brief for Monday night’s live BBC One encounter has now been sold.
“It all adds spice to what promises to be a special night at Deepdale as the Red Devils come to Preston for the first time since 1972 in competitive action.”