May 13, 2021

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UEFA slam breakaway Super League as Man Utd and City ‘agree’ to new plans

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UEFA and The Premier League have condemned reports that Manchester United and Manchester City could join a breakaway European Super League, alongside the rest of England’s ‘big six’.

Reports in The Times and Daily Mail have revealed that an official statement is set to be released at 9:30pm on Sunday, confirming plans for a new breakaway league.

United, City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have reportedly all agreed to the new-look competition, which could jeopardise their involvement in the Premier League.

In order to join any new competition, a club would need to receive the green light from Premier League executives.

In a statement released on Sunday, UEFA insisted they would fight alongside the Premier League and The FA “to stop this cynical project, founded on the self-interest”.

UEFA said: “The English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have learned that a few English, Spanish and Italian clubs may be planning to announce their creation of a closed, so-called Super League.

“If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we – UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, but also FIFA and all our member associations – will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever.

“We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting in order to prevent this happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit; it cannot be any other way.

“As previously announced by FIFA and the six Federations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.

“We thank those clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs, who have refused to sign up to this. We call on all lovers of football, supporters and politicians, to join us in fighting against such a project if it were to be announced. This persistent self-interest of a few has been going on for too long. Enough is enough.”

Initial reports claim that Manchester United’s Joel Glazer would join John Henry and Stan Kronke as vice-chairman with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez taking charge.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus have also agreed to take part, though Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich hold reservations.

Provisional plans for the Super League would see 15 founding members automatically included, with five spaces up for grabs on an annual basis.

Each club would reportedly receive £310million to join the new league, committing them to 18-23 European fixtures per season.

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