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Manchester United & Super League

It was confirmed on Sunday night that Manchester United are one of the 12 teams who have agreed to join the newly established Super League.

The Super League launched its brand new website on Sunday, with the following statement:

Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.

Breaking: Super League annoucement: pic.twitter.com/Yn6JMZ1IoJ

— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) April 18, 2021



Note: Manchester United have yet to issue a press release on social media

While Manchester United’s participation in the Super League has been confirmed, at the time of writing on Monday morning, the Red Devils themselves failed to issue a press release on any of their social media channels.

Amazing… @ManUtd too scared of their own fans’ reaction to even tweet the announcement

— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) April 18, 2021


By contrast, the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool (see below), Manchester City and Tottenham have all issues such official statements to their supporters.

For the record, Man United have published a report on joining the Super League on the club’s official website.

Leading European football clubs announce new Super League competition.

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 18, 2021



Joel Glazer explains why Man United signed up to the Super League on Liverpool & Man City’s websites

If you want to know why Manchester United have signed up to the Super League, owner Joel Glazer has explained the club’s reasoning in quotes that have been shared on both Liverpool and Manchester City’s websites.

So how has Joel Glazer justified the club’s actions? He 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, ensuring world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid.

Confirmation on who has been driving the Super League – quotes from new chairman Florentino Perez (RM) Andrea Agnelli (Juve) and… Joel Glazer (MU) pic.twitter.com/c1RItmEQ8Y

— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) April 18, 2021



Social media reaction to Joel Glazer’s statement

Joel Glazer, who has given one interview to club media in 16 years of owning #MUFC + is never seen at Old Trafford: now the self-styled voice of “the wider football pyramid” + vice-chairman of ‘Super League’.

Nauseating that a money grab is marketed as a love for football. pic.twitter.com/7d6lxjf0Nd

— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) April 18, 2021


🗣 | “The Super League will open a new chapter for European football.”

Joel Glazer and other leading figures from the European Super League have confirmed plans for the founding clubs to begin their own midweek competition. pic.twitter.com/9MMfLaJGLD

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 18, 2021


Flashback to the only interview Joel Glazer, vice chairman of the mooted new European Super League, has given in the 17 years since his family bought Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/DwywBNvwFC

— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) April 19, 2021


A Joel Glazer statement on the Manchester City website should tell you all you need to know about this.

— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) April 18, 2021

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