Manchester United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has strongly criticized the European Super League concept and its proposal.
Fergie spoke out on the matter a few days after some of the original founding members of the competition relaunched it, this time with a different proposal.
Some of the new proposals put forward by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and others include including between 60 and 80 teams that can play in the Super League.
As originally suggested when the contest was first proposed, there are no permanent members.
There are also multiple divisions, with each club or team playing a minimum of 14 games each season.
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The new proposal has done little to convince fans of the need for the Super League. Many supporters still see it as a money-making pursuit aimed at enriching the founding club, some of whom are in turbulent financial situations.
None of the Premier League clubs have publicly endorsed or endorsed the new format.
Speaking about competition, Ferguson said: It did not improve the club’s reputation.
“In fact, it has alienated so many supporters.
“They sell out quickly and you can’t ignore your fans and customers.”
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It’s not the first time a former United boss has spoken out against the Super League.
When first born in 2021, he branded the initiative as the end of 70 years of European football history.At the time, Fergie equated winning a European trophy with climbing Mount Everest. .