Gary Neville launched into a furious tirade on Sky Sports amid news Manchester United could breakaway and form a European Super League.
United are claimed to be one of six Premier League clubs who have privately agreed to the proposals.
The Mail report the league would be made up of 12 teams, potentially expanding to 15-18.
Neville told Sky: “I think to bring forward proposals in the midst of Covid, in the midst of the economic crisis, is an absolute scandal
“United, and the rest of the ‘Big Six’ clubs that have signed up to it, against the rest of the Premier League, should be ashamed of themselves.
“They should deduct all six teams that have signed up to it. Deduct points from them all.”
Joel Glazer is backing it
The Mail report Joel Glazer is in line to become vice-chairman of the European Super League, with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke heading it up.
Neville lambasted United’s owners as ‘bottle merchants’, for never speaking up on the football club, and expects them to backtrack.
An announcement is claimed to be being prepared for tonight from the clubs involved.
Football bodies left fuming
UEFA have come out heavily against the plan, in a joint statement with the Premier League and La Liga, they have pledged to ban any club involved from the Champions League.
It remains to be seen how much truth there is in The Mail‘s report. As Neville points out, there could be some serious backtracking.
There has been a huge backlash, and while more scrutiny on the parasitical ownership Glazers is always welcome, they are dragging United’s name through the mud.
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