Accrington Stanley sell tickets for Manchester United FA Cup match... that never happened

Fans can buy limited edition 'souvenir tickets' for £20 each

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Accrington Stanley fans can buy tickets to a game against Manchester United that will never happen.

The League Two side have, perhaps brazenly, offered souvenir tickets to fans for the United tie they would have had in the third round of the FA Cup - if they'd not lost to Yeovil in the previous round.

The club have produced 250 'limited edition' tickets that are available for £20 each, with chairman Peter Marsden saying the money raised will go towards "strengthening the squad".

"This isn't about dwelling on what might have been," said manager John Coleman. "It would have been magnificent to play Manchester United but it was akin to being on holiday.

"Holidays quickly come and go and we have a league campaign to focus on. I believe we have a realistic chance of making the play-offs if we can just get people to help us a little bit."

Yeovil beat Accrington in a second round replay last month for the chance to host Louis van Gaal's band of superstars. United beat Yeovil 2-0 on Sunday, thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria.