Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that he got the news regarding Manchester United supporting European Super League proposals on the morning of the victory against Burnley.
United defeated the Clarets 3-1 at Old Trafford, but the game was marred by the distraction of news of a scandalous proposal that could change English football as we know it forever.
As per The Times, England’s top six clubs United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have all agreed to proposals to break away and join a new 12-team competition to challenge UEFA’s new 36-team Champions League format.
The news has caused condemnation across Europe from governing bodies, supporters and pundits alike.
Solskjaer was inevitably asked about the huge breaking story in his post-match interview with Sky Sports and insisted that his focus has only been on the Burnley fixture after learning the news in the morning.
The United manager said he will sit down and have a look at the plans and said the club will make a comment regarding the proposals later.
Listen to Solskjaer’s reaction post-match below. Footage courtesy of Sky Sports.
🗣 "I got the news today as well, the club will comment on it later."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when asked about Manchester United being involved in the 'European Super League' proposal pic.twitter.com/sosIM02Cz0
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