Joel Glazer, Manchester United’s Co-Chairman, has justified the club’s decision to break away from UEFA.
The new Super League will, according to Glazer, “open a new chapter for European football.”
Manchester United is one of the latest breakaway league’s 12 founding members, which many critics have interpreted as a declaration of war on football.
On Sunday, a group of renegade European giants announced 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.
The Super League will open a new chapter for European football by putting together the world’s greatest clubs and players to compete against each other during the season, according to the United owner, who has been named Vice-Chairman of the Super League.
“It will ensure world-class competition and facilities, as well as improved financial support for the entire football pyramid,” says the statement.
On their official channels, Manchester United had previously confirmed their participation in the European Super League.