Wayne Rooney reacts as Manchester United join European Super League

Wayne Rooney reacts as Manchester United join European Super League

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has refused to rush into conclusion over the European Super League idea as he doesn’t know the complete details of the competition but has predicted that it would be a bad idea for clubs to pull out from cup competitions.

The European Super League was announced on Sunday night by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and the idea of creating this competition is to give fans the chances of seeing the only elite clubs and big players challenging in the competitions, unlike the UEFA Champions League where the competition is open for every club, regardless of the size or fame, that means the qualification requirements.

Upon the announcement, the likes of the to six teams in England, alongside the three best teams in La Liga, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona and three teams of Serie A, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus were all described as the founding clubs of the ESL.

And UEFA has announced that the 12 teams that are part of the Super League will not be part of next season’s Champions League, Europa League or any UEFA competitions and the players involved could be banned from representing their countries.

Also, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and FIFA have all gone against the European Super League and warned the affected clubs that they would be banned from their domestic competitions.

Since it’s creation, fans, journalists, former footballers and managers have gone against the idea and have urged the so-called Super League to be cancelled.

The frustrating part of this competition is that, regardless of the positions these 12 teams finish in their respective leagues, they are still qualified for the European Super League. With Arsenal currently occupying the 9th position in the Premier League and Spurs outside the top six, shows how unprofessional the competition is and how greedy the club owners are for choosing money over integrity of the football we once knew.

Manchester United are one of the 12 founding clubs in the European Super League
Manchester United are one of the 12 founding clubs in the European Super League

Wayne Rooney isn’t totally against the European Super League or in support of it as he doesn’t get the full details of the competition but warned it would not be a good idea for the team’s to dump the Champions League for the Super League.

Wayne Rooney said: “I can speak from being at Manchester United for such a long-time.

“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.

“I completely understand the frustration but I don’t know the full details. I don’t think many people do apart from the clubs.

“I don’t think it would be a great look to pull away from cup competitions but let’s see what the proposals are.”

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