Manchester United players were reportedly unimpressed upon hearing Ed Woodward inform the squad about them joining the European Super League and Harry Maguire reportedly confronted Ed Woodward at the meeting.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced on Sunday night that the Super League already have 12 clubs, in which Man United are one of them.
And Perez would claim that the idea of creating the ESL is to ‘save football’ by generating more revenue via more matches against the elite clubs in Europe.
FIFA, UEFA and the top leagues have gone against the idea of a European Super League as the competition doesn’t represent what football should be, unlike the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as they feel the ESL is created for the rich and qualification for the competition is not based on merit.
Some fans, players, ex-players, ex-managers, football pundits and journalists have gone against the idea of creating the European Super League.
Bruno Fernandes had already gone against the idea, former Manchester United midfielder, Ander Herrera, has done the same and Harry Maguire reportedly confronted Ed Woodward over not informing the players about the ESL plans.
According to Daily Mail, Harry Maguire confronted Ed Woodward at the meeting over the players (who went out and played on Sky as the news broke) not knowing about the plans.
It was a bold move from the Manchester United skipper, who stood for the majority of Man United fans, who are going against the ESL plans.
Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, UEFA and FIFA have all warned that the 12 clubs participating in the European Super League will be banned from participating in their domestic leagues and the likes of Man United and Arsenal could be banned from the Europa League this season, with Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid also getting the ban from the Champions League and the players participating could be stopped from representing their countries.
Florentino rubbished those reports and claimed he is ‘100% sure’ those claims wouldn’t go ahead.
On UEFA banning clubs in the Champions League and Europa League this season, the Madrid president said: “It won’t happen, the law protects us. This is impossible.”