Former Manchester United players hit out at 'disgusting' Super League plans

Manchester United’s plans to join a European Super League have caused dismay and anger among fans and the wider footballing community.

Gary Neville lambasted United on Sky Sports, along with fellow Premier League joinees including Liverpool.

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Neville branded the plans and ‘absolute scandal’, before United went ahead and announced their intent regardless, with a statement on the club website.

There has been a big backlash from former players, led by Neville who mocked the plans on Instagram, pointing to a quote from Sir Matt Busby which is prominent on United’s banners at Old Trafford.


Former defender Rio Ferdinand also voiced his strong opposition on BT Sport, branding the plans ‘a war on football’.

There were more voices of discontent from former United youngsters Giuseppe Rossi, Danny Higginbotham, and Fabien Brandy.

Rossi commented on Twitter, writing: “Who else thinks this Super League bul**** is a joke??? I’m hoping every soccer/football fan in the world realizes how damaging this is to our game.”

There will likely be plenty more reaction as United look to push on with the controversial plans.

With Joel Glazer at the heart of the plans, United have a vested interest in making the Super League work.

It is a real embarrassment and it is hard to see this all working out in a satisfactory way for supporters.

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