The European Super League took the world by storm ever hence the official statement released that most influential soccer clubs on the planet have joined forces to form a new league. The new league consisted of teams such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Italian Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus.
This move didn’t go down well with players, fans, political leaders as well as football authorities. UEFA has threatened to ban them from domestic and international competition and vowed to fight the move. the leading members of the new league were Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus. Post receiving harsh criticism from the fans all across the world has held to 6 English Club with daring their names from the Super League.
Manchester City was the first team to withdraw their names which followed by Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and finally Chelsea in just 48 hours after the Super League was first announced.
Football Lovers were looking forward to the clash of titans between Manchester Unitedvs Liverpool but the match has to be postponed last night due to fans invaded the Old Trafford pitch as part of a protest against United’s owners, the Glazer family. The viewers witnessed Hundreds of fans managed to make their way into the stadium and chanting “we want Glazers out.” The situation went bad to the worst and saw fans gathered at a huge number outside the stadium and there were clashes with police as they moved in to disperse the crowd.
The match had been due to start at 2100 IST, instead had been delayed by over an hour before the decision to call the match off was confirmed. United took to their website to release the statement saying “Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture. Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest. However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.”
One of the main reasons behind the protests has been United and Liverpool were reportedly two of the leading drivers behind the project that sought to guarantee top level European football for 15 founder members every season without the need to qualify on the pitch. United co-chairman Joel Glazer apologised to the fans for signing up with the ESL and was quoted saying You made very clear your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened. We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right. Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction.”
Glazers family has owned the club everr since the controversial takeover in 2005 and helped the club with hundreds of million pounds in dedt. The Amerin owners has paid off huge interest payment and at present drawn out millions in dividends from their shares, In order to get the attention of the owners the spectators where sceen sporting Green and gold scarved and flares at Old Trafford last night.
Manchester United also made a news with made MUFC fans very happy and relieved by informing that Ed Woodward who is believed to have been one of the prime movers behind controversial proposals for a European Super League is set all to leave club at end of 2021. Man UTD wrote “We will not be participating in the European Super League. #MUFC.”
Club legend and Sky Sports Commentator, Gary Neville was quoted saying “There’s huge discontent, not just across Manchester United fans, but I think for football fans up and down the country, and I think they are just saying enough is enough,”