Joel Glazer, Manchester United’s Co-Chairman, has defended the club’s plan to break away from UEFA.
The new Super League will, “open a new chapter for European football.” Said Glazer.
Manchester United is one of the 12 latest members of breakaway league’s , which many critics have interpreted as a declaration of war on football.
On Sunday, a group of renegade European giants declared the formation of a new competition to rival the Champions League.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur are among the Premier League clubs in this new league, which also includes Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid from Spain, as well as Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter from Serie A.
Despite challenges from UEFA, the Premier League, the FA, Serie A, and LaLiga, United’s owners, the Glazers, is thought to be one of the driving forces behind the Super League, which would see all 12 founding clubs sharing £3 billion right away.
United’s owner, who has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Super League, said. “By bringing together the world’s greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football.”
“[It will] ensure world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid.”
Manchester United had earlier confirmed their participation in the European Super League on their official channels.