Manchester United co-owner Joel Glazer has thrown his name behind a proposed European football Super League.
He was quoted by BBC Sport: “By bringing together the world’s greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football, ensuring world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid.”
United have released a statement on the club website, which clarifies, ‘participating clubs continuing to compete in their respective national leagues’.
Who would be in it?
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.
When would it be played?
The Super League is said to be a midweek competition – instead of the Champions League, and would not, as it stands, replace the Premier League.
Placement now under threat
United’s placing in next season’s Champions League is now under threat.
UEFA said today that clubs who continue to plot this new Super League would face expulsion from the competition.
This was a joint statement with the Premier League, and the 12 clubs have still decided to go ahead with their plans.
The timing of this is potentially disastrous for United, with the club looking steady, solid, and with real foundation for the future.
Now everything is being thrown into disarray. It is the last thing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad deserve.
And it all comes down to greed, pure greed, from the Glazers and their ownership cohorts.
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