May 15, 2021

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Wayne Rooney gives verdict on Man United European Super League plans

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Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United would never do anything to ‘jeopardise their relationship’ with fans after the club announced their plans to form a new European Super League.

A press release dropped late on Sunday evening which confirmed rumours United are one of the 12 proposed founding clubs for the inaugural season of the ESL.

AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Tottenham are the other clubs, with another three spaces still up for grabs.

The Super League would be a midweek competition and the 12 clubs intend to commence it as ‘soon as practicable’.

United failed to respond to requests for any comment when news of the Super League broke on Sunday. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was not in attendance for their 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley and the club’s director of communications was not present, either.

The Super League plans have been widely denounced. Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville, the former United manager and captain, effectively denounced Glazer’s plans, having refused to speak out against the family’s toxic takeover of United in 2005.

However, club record-scorer and current Derby manager Rooney insists his former club will always look to make decisions that are in the interest of supporters.

“I can speak from being at Man United at such a long-time,” he said. “The last thing they would want to do would be to jeopardise their relationship with the fans. They would want to keep them involved. Let’s see what the proposals are when they come out.”

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