The European Super League plans may have died an early death, after massive fans reaction has caused the Big Six Premier League sides to withdraw from the ESL.
Sports bodies, the UK government and football fans have reacted negatively to the breakaway competition, with UEFA threatening to take actions against the clubs and players who will participate in the competition.
Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday that the club has withdrawn from the controversial European Super League.
The club had confirmed via an official statement: “Manchester United will not be participating in the European Super League.
“We have listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders.
“We remain committed to working with others across the football community to come up with sustainable solutions to the long-term challenges facing the game.”
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been one of the biggest critics of the European Super League, and he is glad to see it crumble.
The United legend has also hit out at the club owners for such a greedy move, despite not being loved by the United faithful since the takeover. Gary Neville hopes that United will be made to pay a fine of £100m to teach them a lesson.
Asked for his reaction to the developments, Neville told Sky Sports: “Quite incredible. I think large concern yesterday morning waking up thinking, for me particularly as a United fan, that Joel Glazer had put his name on a statement.
“Which, you think about what they went through in sort of the takeover of United, they withstood a barrage of abuse, it didn’t bother them, they just went through it. And you just thought it was going to be difficult for them to back down.
“They haven’t backed down yet, but the fact that City have obviously enacted the withdrawal procedure and it looks like Chelsea are on the way, it’s done. It’s finished.
“And they’ll have their PR teams, communications teams scrambling around now trying to make this look as lovely as possible in the next 24 hours, working out what the right time is to withdraw from it.
“Perez might have them on a £100million fine. I hope so! I hope Perez has got them on a massive fine to withdraw, the lot of them. And I hope they basically end up eating each other.”