Following the departure of Chelsea and Manchester City from the European Super League, questions are raising on whether Liverpool and Manchester United are going to follow in that same direction.
Around 1,000 fans gathered outside Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge home ground before their game against Brighton on Tuesday to protest their involvement.
Chelsea and City were part of English football’s ‘big six’ clubs – alongside Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham – to have agreed to join the new league.
"We've won football!"
Some very happy Chelsea fans celebrate, as @_JordanJBryan reports live from Stamford Bridge, that the club has announced that it intends to withdraw from the European Super League pic.twitter.com/7yTJk7yIgq
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 20, 2021
Earlier in the day, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the Football Association, Premier League officials, and fans’ representatives, after which the government said it will take “whatever action necessary”, including legislative options, to ensure the proposals were stopped.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will step down from his role at the end of 2021. He has been in the role since 2012.
He was set to leave at the end of the year but the decision to announce his departure has been brought forward.
Following this move, there have been major speculations on whether Manchester United will or not leave the Super League.