Nearly four months ago, football as we know it was facing unprecedented changes. A breakaway group of clubs around Europe, including the Premier League ‘big six’, had agreed to take part in the European Super League, as opposed to the traditional UEFA Champions League.
The ill-prepared project collapsed less than 48 hours after the official announcement after mass protests in England, with club ownership in the country put under heavy scrutiny ever since.
Manchester United, along with the other five English clubs, were the first to pull out of the farcical tournament but according to new reports, no club has officially withdrawn from partaking in the project.
As relayed by IUS Sport, a court ruling in Madrid has decided against UEFA’s enquiry to annul all acts involving the breakaway Super League.
It’s recognized that nine clubs (including Manchester United), have publicly stated that they have either left, or intend to, the Super League but that no club has officially withdrawn.
The court order in Madrid has ruled that the Super League project can continue, without the threat of UEFA’s banishment of the 12 involved clubs.
Whatever the outcome, it certainly looks like this saga will rumble on for a long time – as legal proceedings in football typically do.