Manchester United are reportedly set to confirm they are signing up for the controversial European Super League.
Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called plans for a breakaway European Super League an end to “70 years of European football history” – adding that Champions League finals with Manchester United were the best nights of his career in football.
Reports today suggest United are one of six Premier League clubs to have agreed to join the league, which would be confirmed as early as Sunday night, so you can imagine we are all sat around waiting impatiently for the news to drop.
UEFA and the Premier League are both against the idea, but Ferguson has now made his feelings clear to add weight to the argument against the European Super League.
“Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football,” Ferguson told Reuters news agency, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup, for a small provincial club in Scot it was like climbing Mount Everest.
“Everton are spending £500 million to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League. Fans all over love the competition as it is.
“In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights.
“I’m not sure [if] Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process.”
It’s really disappointing that we are even having this conversation.
I’m appalled by the news and see it as more betrayal from corrupt owners.
It’s not like fans didn’t warn the football authorities about this prior to the Glazer takeover, either.