May 15, 2021

Man Utd


Sky Sports make late Gary Neville change after European Super League bombshell

3 min read

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been drafted in to replace Robbie Fowler on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football broadcast following Sunday night’s confirmation of plans for the formation of the European Super League.

The former United defender will now be in the studio alongside Jamie Carragher after the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ announced plans to form a breakaway competition.

Neville gave a passionate speech about the possibility of United joining a breakaway competition, insisting all clubs involved should face a points deduction. United’s co-chairman Joel Glazer confirmed United’s involvement in a press release late on Sunday evening.

Neville’s rant came before the Super League plans were officially confirmed, and he has now been parachuted in for what is set to be a fascinating pre-match segment (7pm start time), which will also no doubt focus on Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Tottenham.

Speaking after United’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Sky Sports, a furious Neville slammed the club and their rivals for joining the Super League.

Neville said: “The reaction to it is that it’s been damned and rightly so. I’m a Manchester United fan and have been for 40 years of my life but I’m disgusted, absolutely disgusted. I’m disgusted with Manchester United and Liverpool the most.

“Liverpool say they’re the people’s club, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, the fan’s club. Manchester United, 100 years, born around workers around here, and they’re breaking into a league without competition, that they can’t be relegated from.

“It’s an absolute disgrace and we have to wrestle back the power in this country from the clubs at the top of this league and that includes my club. I’ve been talking for 12 months as part of another group for an independent regulator to bring checks and balances into place to stop this from happening.

“It’s pure greed, they’re impostors, the owners of this club, the owners of Liverpool, the owners of Manchester City, the owners of Chelsea, they have nothing to do with football in this country. There are 100-odd years of football in this country with fans that have lived and loved these clubs and they need protecting, the fans need protecting.

“I benefited from football hugely, I’ve made money out of football, I invested money into a football club and now I’m not against money in football, but the principles and ethos of fair competition and the rights to play the game, so Leicester win the league, they go into the Champions League.

“Manchester United aren’t even in the Champions League, neither are Arsenal – you watched them earlier today, they’re an absolute shambles of a football club at the moment, Tottenham aren’t in the Champions League at the moment, and they want a God-given right to be in there? They’re an absolute joke and the time has come now, independent regulator, stop these clubs having the power base – enough is enough.”

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