May 14, 2021

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Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera condemns Super League

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera has condemned the Super League, claiming football club owners are ‘stealing’ the sport from the people.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid are the founding clubs.

Former United player Herrera, 31, is the highest-profile footballer to denounce the Super League. PSG, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are the most high-profile non-participants.

On his social media channels, Herrera wrote: “I fell in love with popular football, with the football of the fans, with the dream of seeing the team of my heart compete against the greatest.

“If this European super league advances, those dreams are over, the illusions of the fans of the teams that are not giants of being able to win on the field competing in the best competitions will end.

“I love football and I cannot remain silent about this, I believe in an improved Champions League but not in the rich stealing what the people created, which is nothing other than the most beautiful sport on the planet.”

United failed to respond for comment when the Super League story broke on Sunday and have been largely unreachable so far today.

Herrera spent five years at United and developed a bond with supporters but was criticised for choosing to join Qatari-owned PSG, where he earns in excess of £200,000-a-week.

Last season, Herrera said he ‘felt that football was not considered the most important thing’ at United whereas he ‘breathes football on all sides’ at PSG, who were taken over by the Qatari Sports Investments in 2011.

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